Avoid Mishaps When Dispensing Meds for "NOWS"
New guidelines for treating neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) will put focus on dispensing opioids for newborns.
"NOWS" is a newer term for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). NOWS is used when withdrawal in newborn babies is from opioids.
Supportive measures, such as mom-baby bonding and breastfeeding, will be tried first.