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.

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