Call for Lifescripts to combat drinking in pregnancy

GPs would have access to new Lifescripts resources and receive training on how to raise the issue of alcohol consumption with pregnant patients as part of a $37 million plan proposed by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE). 

The proposal, developed by 33 FASD experts, recommends a $10.2 million public education campaign and setting up three FASD specific diagnostic clinics as well as projects in remote communities and warning labels on alcohol containers.

“As there is limited diagnostic capacity among health professionals in