Question - Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is most commonly associated with maternal opioid use during pregnancy. Maternal use of what herbal substance, touted by some for the treatment of opioid withdrawal, has been associated with the development of NAS?
Answer- Kratom is a legal and widely available substance marketed as a non-opioid remedy for opioid withdrawal has recently been implicated as a possible cause for NAS. (Eldridge WB et al. Neonatal abstinence syndrome due to maternal kratom use. 2018 Pediatrics 142(6))