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Medication updates

Read updates on epilepsy medication, including medication shortages. Latest updates:

  • 20/08/2019 - Gabitril shortages to last to end of October
  • 20/08/2019 - Epilim and Frisium should be back in stock by end of August

Why actor Idris Elba is a #seizuresavvy hero

Actor Idris Elba has been hailed a super hero after he stopped his new play, Tree - mid-performance - to help a woman in the audience who was having a seizure. Idris rushed to the aid of theatre goer Amanda Billington and stayed by her side until Amanda had regained consciousness and the paramedics had arrived.