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An independent safety review into the epilepsy medication, sodium valproate, is now officially open and has put out a 'call for evidence' from those affected by the drug.
It's 'seizures' not 'fits' says epilepsy expert as doctors told to write more patient-friendly letters. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges launched a 'Please write to me' initiative that is designed to improve communications between doctors and patients and make hospital letters easier to understand.
Specialist doctors in the UK will be able to prescribe cannabis-based medicines from 1 November, now a change in the law has been laid in Parliament.