University of Saskatchewan expert helps develop first-ever FASD medication guidelines

The Prevention Conversation: A Shared Responsibility Project

For decades, experts have searched for answers when it comes to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) but one has remained a mystery, until now.

On Monday, 10 leading experts in this area began work on medication guidelines so health care providers will no longer need to write prescriptions based on their best guess.

READ MORE: ‘Their life is tough’: mom of 2 kids with FASD shares their struggles

The first-ever algorithm developed by an international panel included Dr. Mansfield Mela, head of the psycho-legal and FASD research lab at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), who hopes to have it published within the year.

“We’ve been encouraged by the hope that there are people with FASD that say, ‘Yes, this works for me’ and we’re also encouraged that there’s literature to support that there are things that actually do work if you get it right,” Mela said.

“We’re hoping…

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