Opioid exposure linked to higher preterm birth risk

US researchers found a 'continuous positive association' between prescription opioid use and spontaneous preterm birth.
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Opioid exposure is associated with increased odds of spontaneous preterm birth, according to a US study in JAMA Network Open.

Researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, conducted a case-control study examining a retrospective cohort of pregnant patients to examine whether prescription opioid use during pregnancy is associated with spontaneous preterm birth.