Standard Clinical Definition Announced for Opioid Withdrawal in Infants

HHS, together with leading clinicians, researchers, and policy experts, led the development of a standard clinical definitionfor opioid withdrawal in infants to help improve care. It is accompanied with a set of foundational principles that outlines bioethical uses for the definition, distinctly centering around identifying clinical and supportive care needs of mothers and their infants, using an evidence-based, compassionate, and equitable approach.

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