Aileen Dannelley holds her baby, Savannah, at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. The month-old baby is being treated for drug withdrawal with methadone, which her mother started using early in her pregnancy to fight addiction to painkillers. Researchers say the number of babies born in the United States with signs of opiate drug withdrawal has tripled over a decade because of a surge in the use of narcotics among pregnant women.
May 1, 2012 in Nation/World on Page A1
CHICAGO – Less than a month old, Savannah Dannelley scrunches her tiny face into a scowl as a nurse gently squirts a dose of methadone into her mouth. The infant …