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January 3, 2020 – While babies addicted to opioids show the jittery signs of immediate withdrawal, methamphetamine-affected babies show little more than a tendency to sleep.  Neonatologist Ju Lee Oei said not only were these babies often overlooked at birth, it was not until they approached school age that concerning behavioural and learning issues really started to emerge, by which time years of treatment opportunities had been missed.

“There is huge concern about the subtle effects of methamphetamines,” said Dr Oei, who is also a conjoint professor at the University of NSW.



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