TITLE

COMBINATION DRUG USE AND RISK FOR FETAL HARM

AUTHOR(S)
WEI-JUNG A. CHEN; MAIER, SUSAN E.
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Alcohol Research & Health;2011, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on several research studies which have investigated the impact that combination drug use and drug use which is combined with alcohol use in pregnant women has on a developing fetus and on later child development. In the article the authors offer their opinions on the importance of conducting research on multidrug use and alcohol use in pregnancy and its impact on fetal and child development.
ACCESSION #
64307441

 

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