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Dan Addison, University of Virginia Communications

Is there a link between Autism Spectrum Disorders and what’s in the gut of the mother? 

New research from the UVA School of Medicine suggests that connection.

A woman who says she was drugged and restrained at the University of Virginia Medical Center is suing doctors, nurses and other personnel, claiming she did not want treatment, and the Supreme Court said she had the right to refuse.

Faced with the growing crisis of opioid addiction, the Food and Drug Administration asked makers of those medications to cut back on the amount they produced. 

Now, major medical centers like the University of Virginia are faced with a shortage, unable to prescribe those drugs for all of the patients in pain.  But UVA has come up with alternatives and made some surprising discoveries in the process.