Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: The meta-analysis by Dr Frank
and colleagues1 concluded that cocaine exposure
in utero does not affect physical or behavioral development in offspring.
As pointed out by the authors, many inconsistent observations have been reported
in the clinical literature, and confounding factors, such as polydrug use,
further complicate the interpretation of these studies.
Stanwood GD, Levitt P. Prenatal Cocaine Exposure as a Risk Factor for Later Developmental Outcomes. JAMA. 2001;286(1):45-47. doi:10.1001/jama.286.1.45