Neurodevelopmental Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Consumer Protection and the Industry’s Duty to Warn

  • Susan D. RichEmail author
  • Laura J. Riley
Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 63)


In this chapter, we posit that manufacturers and distributors of alcohol (i.e., the alcohol industry) should participate in and be responsible for the health and human costs of Neurodevelopmental Disorder associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE). Alcohol is a food and drug by federal definition in the United States and should be under FDA regulation, like pharmaceuticals and tobacco. More precise labeling and advertising, to include the 2005 revised U.S. Surgeon General’s advisory (Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC). 2005. Notice to readers: Surgeon general’s advisory on alcohol use in pregnancy. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly 54(09):229), will promote universal prevention through preconception approaches. Regulation and taxation of alcohol would finance targeted screening, intervention and treatment services.


Autism Spectrum Disorder Intellectual Disability Alcoholic Beverage Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PotomacUSA
  2. 2.Los AngelesUSA

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