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Senator Schumer announces new prescription drug changes

Posted at 10:11 PM, Dec 03, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-28 22:11:52-05

A major victory in the battle to curb the number of babies who are born addicted to drugs.

Senator Charles Schumer has announced the FDA will now require clear labels on prescription drugs to indicate if they are unsafe for use while pregnant or breastfeeding.

The number of children born addicted to prescription painkillers, or other opiates, has nearly tripled in the past decade.