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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
About: Newborn accidentally given methadone milk
Date: 28 December 2004
Source: The Courier-Mail
Author: Margaret Wenham
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