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Newborn accidentally given methadone milk

A newborn infant was accidentally fed milk expressed from a mother undergoing a methadone program. Methadone is used as a synthetic substitute for those recovering from heroine use. The short term effect on the baby could have been sedation and no long term effects would occur from the one drink. The hospital has confirmed that the baby is healthy after the mix-up.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Courier-Mail

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Article Source Details

About: Newborn accidentally given methadone milk

Date: 28 December 2004

Source: The Courier-Mail

Author: Margaret Wenham

URL: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11702152%5E23289,00.html

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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

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  • Medical error and sedation
  • Cause of sedation

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