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Opioid Prescription Claims Among Women of Reproductive Age — United States, 2008–2012: Opioids pose an increased risk for adverse outcomes if taken during pregnancy.

Opioids pose an increased risk for adverse outcomes if taken during pregnancy.

January 23, 2015 / Vol. 64 / No. 2
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Opioid Prescription Claims Among Women of Reproductive Age — United States, 2008–2012

Prescription opioid use in the United States has become widespread, and studies of opioid exposure in pregnancy suggest increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, including neonatal abstinence syndrome and birth defects. CDC used Truven Health’s MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters and Medicaid data to estimate the number of opioid prescriptions dispensed by outpatient pharmacies to women aged 15–44 years. This report summarizes the findings.

MMWR Recommendations and Reports

January 9, 2015 / Vol. 64 / No. RR–1
Indicators for Chronic Disease Surveillance — United States, 2013

The chronic disease indicators (CDIs) were established in the late 1990s to enable public health professionals and policymakers to retrieve data for chronic diseases and risk factors that have a substantial impact on public health. This report describes the latest revisions to the CDIs.

MMWR Surveillance Summaries

January 16, 2015 / Vol. 64 / No. SS–1
Trichinellosis Surveillance — United States, 2008–2012

Trichinellosis is a parasitic disease that occurs following consumption of raw or undercooked meat infected with Trichinella larvae. During 2008–2012, a total of 90 cases of trichinellosis were reported to CDC. Pork products were associated with 22 cases, including 10 that were linked with commercial pork products, six that were linked with wild boar, and one that was linked with home-raised swine. Meats other than pork were associated with 45 cases, including 41 that were linked with bear meat, two that were linked with deer meat, and two that were linked with ground beef. The continued identification of cases related to both pork and nonpork sources indicates that public education about trichinellosis and the dangers of consuming raw or undercooked meat still is needed.

MMWR Summary of Notifiable Diseases

September 19, 2014 / Vol. 61 / No. 53
Summary of Notifiable Diseases — United States, 2012

Health-care providers in the United States are required to report certain infectious diseases to a specified state or local authority. A disease is designated as notifiable if timely information about individual cases is considered necessary for prevention and control of the disease. Each year, CDC publishes a summary of the cases of notifiable disease reported for the most recent year for which data is available. This report presents a summary of notifiable diseases for 2012.

MMWR Supplements

October 31, 2014 / Vol. 63 / Supplement / No. 4
CDC National Health Report: Leading Causes of Morbidity and Mortality and Associated Behavioral Risk and Protective Factors—United States, 2005–2013

This MMWR Supplement presents data related to disease patterns across the United States and describes recent national trends in health status. Although the United States has made overall progress in improving public health and increasing life expectancy, progress has been slow, and in some aspects of health, change has not occurred or trends are not favorable.


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