FACS NZ Youth Ambassadors
We would like to introduce our first FACS NZ Youth Ambassadors Natasha Astill and Ki Plumley. Here is a short video of them introducing themselves. Follow and like them on Facebook @FACS NZ Youth Ambassadors, Instagram facsnz_youth, Twitter @FACNZ_Youth and YouTube FACSNZ- Youth Ambassadors
Foetal Valproate Syndrome and teenage behaviour
Sodium Valproate in the news
FACS NZ - Making Change Happen!
FACS NZ are so pleased to announce that all of the hard work that we have pushed for in regards to Sanofi putting warnings on the NZ (and Australia) Epilim boxes has come into fruition. Today one of our mum's who has a child affected picked up her medication and it was on there.
Such a win!
**PLEASE DO NOT STOP TAKING YOUR MEDICATION WITHOUT SPEAKING TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL**
FACS NZ CMI Challenge
Take a look at our challenge to Pharmacists
FACS NZ CMI Challenge https://youtu.be/vR2FYhaaK9E
International FACS Awareness Week 13-17 Feb 2017
We had a hugely successful FACS Awareness week with our UK friends. We have had a lot of information and photos on the FACSNZ Facebook page. Go and check them out.
Education sessions tour completed.
Thank you to those who attended the education sessions throughout the North and South Islands. They have been hugely successful and as a direct result from this there have already been further discussions with key parties. If you are wanting to have an education session in your area please contact Denise@facsnz.com.
Anti-convulsant syndrome awareness
Drug risks to be outlined
Project Team formed for FACS Prevention
Toolkit on the risks of valproate medicines in female patients (Article from the UK)
Mum unaware her epilepsy drugs could harm her twins
Trans-Tasman Early Warning System - Alert Communication
Use of sodium valproate (Epilim) in pregnancy
Highlighting foetal syndrome
Medsafe's updated Epilim Data Sheet for Health Care Professionals
Drug Nightmare for Mums
MHRA Article from the UK
Pharmac NZ update discussing the Use of Sodium Valproate in Pregnancy
ACC Case study on Sodium Valproate exposure during pregnancy