Reid Health: Nearly a third of new Richmond mothers test positive for drugs


RICHMOND, Ind– Officials at Reid Health in Richmond say nearly a third of mothers who gave birth at the hospital in 2016 tested positive for drugs.

Of the 684 women tested, 211 tested positive for drugs. More than 50 of those cases were positive for opiates such as heroin.

“This is a rural health issue. This is not limited to just Indiana or Wayne county, it’s happening all over the country,” Reid Health President and CEO Craig Kinyon said.

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