Sign the Petition: Public Inquiry into Disabilities caused by AntiEpileptic Medication in Pregnancy

To: Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP, Chair of the Health Select Committee

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Sign the Petition created by Janet Stockley-Pollard @JanetSP1968 on 38 Degrees.

Dear Minister,

We are appealing to you on behalf of the Fetal Anti Convulsant Trust and all people affected by Fetal AntiConvulsant Syndromes.

Please could you request a public Inquiry as to why Sodium Valproate (Epilim) has been given out for over 30yrs and is still being given out to women with Epilepsy and other conditions like Bi-Polar, manic Depression, Persistant Headaches, and many more, when there is a chance that they may want to start a family. There needs to be more awareness of the fact that research shows conclusively that there is a 12% risk of the child having Neuro Developmental Problems, with the highest incidence being of an Autistic Spectrum Disorder, and that the risk increases to 15% if on a second medication.The risk factor then rises to 40% if you take into account all physical and cognitive impairments also. Some physical impairments are so severe the child doesn’t survive into adulthood.

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Sodium Valproate: the Cost…

Learn more about sodium valproate AEDs side-effects

truth is what you intuitively believe to be so…
not what I tell you

  • Video by APESAC, Published on 14 Feb 2014
  • This film uses the failed fetal anti-convulsant litigation against a multinational pharmaceutical company to critique UK law, and medicine regulation. It further addresses the economic effects of this failed litigation, and questions decisions within government regarding spending cuts within the public sector—particularly the legal aid budget. Is austerity the answer? Do short-term savings result in long-term costs?

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Please find a list of Twitter accounts providing updates about the Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndromes related issues Follow DES_Journal

August 2013 FACSaware Peaceful Protest at London

Video by emma friedmann, published on 06 Aug 2013

FACSaware aims to raising global awareness of Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndromes and other teratogen-related syndromes. The Fetal AntiConvulsant Trust (F.A.C.T.) was set up in 2011 to campaign for responsibility from the government and drug company.

  • Video by emma friedmann, published on 06 Aug 2013
    • photos
    • poor regulations consequences
    • wish list for MHRA
  • Visit the FACS website and Twitter

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BBC1 Interview with Emma Friedmann of FACSaware

BBC1 East Midlands talks to Emma Friedmann, FACSaware, about the Flawed Warning System and the MHRA Protest

  • Video by jocozens1, Published on 31 Jul 2013
  • FACSaware aims to raising global awareness of Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndromes and other Teratogen related syndromes. The Fetal AntiConvulsant Trust (F.A.C.T.) was set up in 2011 to campaign for responsibility from the government and drug company.

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Watch The Wales Report Dangers of Epilim in Pregnancy

Results clearly show that Valproate acts on the fetus btain

The Dangers of Sodium Valproate in Pregnancy… Film is by Wales&Co for BBC Wales

  • Video by jocozens1, Published on 11 Aug 2013
  • FACSaware aims to raising global awareness of Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndromes and other Teratogen related syndromes. The Fetal AntiConvulsant Trust (F.A.C.T.) was set up in 2011 to campaign for responsibility from the government and drug company.

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August 2013 FACS aware Peaceful Protest at London MHRA Building

FACSaware aims to raising global awareness of Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndromes and other teratogen-related issues

FACT was set up in 2011 to campaign for responsibility from the government and drug company
The #FACSaware Peaceful Protest at London #MHRA Building

FACSaware aims to raising global awareness of Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndromes and other Teratogen related syndromes. The Fetal AntiConvulsant Trust (F.A.C.T.) was set up in 2011 to campaign for responsibility from the government and drug company.

  • Watch the video from the UK Parlement Private Members Debate Fetal anti-convulsant syndrome with Anas Sarwar
  • Visit Jo Cozens blog and Twitter
  • Visit the FACS website and Twitter
  • The F.A.C.T. open group on Facebook