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Comment & Response
January 21, 2020

Pediatric Implications of Opioid-Specific Parental Drug Use

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Anatomy, Qiqihar Medical University, Qiqihar, Heilongjiang, China
  • 2Institute of Clinical Medical Sciences, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China
JAMA Pediatr. 2020;174(3):302-303. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.5517

To the Editor We read with great interest the Research Letter by Meinhofer and Angleró-Díaz,1 who observed substantially increasing trends in the number of foster care entries attributable to parental drug use during 18 fiscal years from 2000 to 2017 in the United States by analyzing data from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System. Although foster care can offer protection for children removed from their homes, the findings of Meinhofer and Angleró-Díaz1 signify an expanded need to provide high-quality foster care interventions for children entering foster care attributable to parental drug use.

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