New York, NY: A recent study involving newborns in New York and other states is raising alarm bells about the potential link between fentanyl use during pregnancy and birth defects.
The study, conducted by Nemours Children's Health in Delaware, identified at least ten babies born with distinctive physical anomalies potentially linked to prenatal fentanyl exposure. These anomalies included cleft palate, small head size, underdeveloped jawbones, conjoined toes, and "rocker-bottom" feet.
The mothers of all affected infants acknowledged using drugs during pregnancy, with fentanyl being a common. . .