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Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee hospitals may be too quick to send home babies born dependent on opioids. New research from Vanderbilt finds babies that are discharged early to finish weaning at home end up in treatment three times as long and are more likely to make a trip to the emergency room.

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Tennessee’s Medicaid program is taking aim at the state’s rising number of drug-dependent newborns by expanding access to long-acting birth control implants.

neonatal abstinence syndrome Tennessee
Tennessee Department of Health

Putnam County will begin offering long-term birth control to women as they leave jail, at least for those who choose to be part of a family planning program.