FACS AssociationFetal Anti-Convulsant syndrome
Welcome to our website. FACSA is a support group for families and children who have been affected by AEDs during pregnancy and have a diagnosis of FACS Syndrome (FVS)
I start by thanking the Backbench Business Committee, on behalf of the all-party parliamentary group on valproate and other anti-epileptic drugs in pregnancy, for facilitating this debate. I also pay tribute to Janet Williams and Emma Murphy, who are present today. They have fought tirelessly on this cause over many years, and we owe them an enormous debt of gratitude.
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Fetal Anti Convulsant syndrome is an Umbrella Term for a host of different Epilepsy medications taken during pregnancy that have had an effect on the baby in Utero.
New warnings and guidance on prescribing sodium valproate to girls and women with epilepsy have been issued by the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency).
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BlogLatest News, Information & Updates
This is a devastating blow for the Irish Valproate Campaign. It took us months of work at The National Archives going through hundreds of files and thousands of papers to find the Government evidence on Valproate. Without these documents we now have with our...
Our downloadable and printable leaflets and information booklets are now available on the website.
Following last weeks Valproate Stakeholder Network meeting, we contacted Andrew Dillon Chief Executive of NICE (Clinical guidelines) as we were under the assumption that the current NICE guidelines did NOT include the new PREVENT programme for Sodium Valproate. Today...
A new research out from Denmark confirms all AED's are associated with Neurodevelopmental problems when used in pregnancy. We have said this for the last 6 years of Campaigning, Action now needs to be taken from MHRA.
About Our Founders
We won’t stop fighting
Janet Williams and Emma Murphy founded FACSA in 2012 after the collapse of Product Liability Litigation against Sanofi. Their aim was to represent affected families in the UK and implement change with regards to the prescribing of Sodium Valproate and to ensure justice for those affected by the medicine and to be the main port of call for families harmed by Epilepsy medicines.
Both Janet and Emma have Epilepsy and children affected and diagnosed with Fetal Valproate Syndrome