Host: Jennifer Shu, MD
Guest: Ira Chasnoff, MD
Over the past few decades, there has been grave concern that prenatal exposure to cocaine would result in a population of children with physical, mental and emotional problems. Many of these infants have been carefully studied as they progress toward adolescence and beyond, and data suggests the impact on their development may not be as dramatic as we once thought. Dr. Ira Chasnoff, professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and president of the Children's Research Triangle in Chicago, joins host Dr. Jennifer Shu to explore the shift in our thinking about the long-term effects of prenatal exposure to cocaine.