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New Study Finds Buprenorphine Safer for Infants than Methadone Treatment During Pregnancy

Hal Gatewood

A new study compares two medications commonly used to manage opioid use disorder during pregnancy. It found that one medication is safer in terms of outcomes for the baby. WHYY’s Nicole Leonard spoke with the study’s author and has this report.

Read the full story here.

(Original air-date: 12/15/22)

Nicole Leonard is a health and science reporter for WHYY News. She joined the newsroom in 2022 after covering health care for Connecticut Public Radio. Before that, she was the health reporter for the Press of Atlantic City.