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Epilepsy Society welcomes Twitter’s ban of GIF search terms

15 July 2020

Twitter have taken the decision to ban three key search terms, ‘epileptic, photosensitive and photosensitivity’  from its GIF search function, after internet trolls...

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Wearing a face mask with epilepsy

15 July 2020

Wearing a face covering or mask is to become mandatory in shops in England from 24 July 2020. It is already mandatory on public transport. So what does this mean for...

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Clare Pelham highlights need for radical change in regulation of healthcare system

7 July 2020

Following the publication of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, Clare Pelham, Chief Executive at the Epilepsy Society, says the appointment...

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Cumberlege Review slams way healthcare system has responded to families affected by sodium valproate

7 July 2020

After a two-year review led by Baroness Cumberlege, the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review has today published its report into three medical...

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Women still unaware of risks around epilepsy medicines in pregnancy – charity survey finds

7 July 2020

One in ten (11%) women who are currently taking the epilepsy medicine valproate are unaware of the possible risk of birth defects if taken in pregnancy. Furthermore,...

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Hero Zach completes his 2.6 challenge

6 July 2020

This was the joyful moment when nine-year-old Zach Eagling crossed the finishing line to complete his #twopointsix challenge, raising a staggering £11,000 for the...

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Vimpat 50mg x 14 tablets shortage expected

26 June 2020

We have been informed by UCB that Vimpat 50mg x 14 tablets are likely to be out of stock within the next three weeks. The shortage is expected to last for a two-three...

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PM Boris Johnson commits to helping our campaign to fight internet trolls

19 June 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made a firm commitment to raise our concerns about malicious tweets designed to provoke seizures in people with photosensitive...

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Phenytoin sodium 100mg capsules out of stock

11 June 2020

We have been advised by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) that Accord are out of stock of phenytoin sodium NRIM 100mg capsules.


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Epilepsy medication and stockpiling issues

10 June 2020

The Epilepsy Society is seeking further information following a report on the BBC that stockpiles of some UK medicines have been used up due to the covid-19 pandemic...


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