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Article Review: "Drug Expsoed Infants"

I need help with a review of the attached article. Need to have the following questions answered:

1) Define the problem outlined in the article.

2) Describe the issues related to the problem addressed by the article.

3) Consider the implications of the article to employees, employers, and society.

a) What are the ramifications if the problem is not addressed?

b) What are the tangible benefits of resolving the problem?

4) Describe and evaluate any solutions provided in the article

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Please see response below. I hope this helps and good luck with your assignment!

RESPONSE:

Interesting article. Let's go through the questions, which can act as a tentative outline for your review paper, and you can then use this information for your final copy. I am wondering if you have read the article yet? If not, that is a good place to start. I will be referring to specific pages in the article, so please have your article in hand.

1) Define the problem outlined in the article.

The authors define the problem on page 1. An increasingly large number of women during child bearing years are found to be using "licit and illicit drugs,' and the authors argue that the drugs can cross the placenta barrier and cause birth defects in infants (see full coverage of the problem under the heading "the problem" (p.1)).

2) Describe the issues related to the problem addressed by the article.

· Drugs cause direct toxic effects on fetus (p.1)
· Some drugs cause fetal and mother dependencies (e.g., opiate exposed infants) (see effects on p. 1)
· Problem facing pediatricians with cocaine dependent mothers is dealing with the other related disease ...

Solution Summary

In references to the attached article, this response helps to define the problem, describes the issues related to the problem and considers the implications of the article to employees, employers and society. It also points to some potential ramifications if the problem is not addressed, the tangible benefits of resolving the problem and any solutions provided in the article.

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