Aug. 17, 2017—The Epic Electronic Health Record System, eStar, will go live at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) on Nov. 2 and will enable Medical Center health care providers to prescribe controlled substances electronically.
VUMC study shows cesarean patients sent home from hospital with more narcotic pain medications than needed
Jun. 13, 2017—Most women who undergo a cesarean childbirth are prescribed more opioid (narcotic) pain medications than needed upon release from the hospital, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows.
Vanderbilt study finds babies exposed to narcotic pain relievers more likely to experience drug withdrawal syndrome
Apr. 13, 2015—Legally prescribed narcotics taken during pregnancy can lead to neonatal abstinence syndrome, especially in combination with tobacco or SSRIs.