PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND

Program Details
Air Time: 
01/09/2016 - 5:30pm - 5:59pm
Program Title: 
NONE
Program Service: 
TV
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/newshour
Long Description: 
The dramatic increase of pregnant women abusing opioid painkillers is the latest sign the gender gap in the prescription drug epidemic is closing. More than 130,000 children in the United States were born in the last decade hooked on drugs, a dependency inherited from a mother battling addiction, known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. NewsHour's Alison Stewart reports on the impact and repercussions of drug addiction on newborns on Saturday.