Every 19 minutes, an infant is born in the U.S. who will suffer from opiate withdrawal .
These babies, whose mothers used opioids (pain-relieving medications such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet, and others) during pregnancy, are born addicted to the drugs and suffer painful withdrawal symptoms as newborns, including seizures, tremors, diarrhea, and fever .
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