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Epilepsy Society calls on Gov to safeguard people with photosensitive epilepsy online

15 April 2019

Epilepsy Society calls for Government to include safeguarding measures for people with photosensitive epilepsy in Online Harms white paper.

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Health minister responds to call for information about drug shortages

15 April 2019

Health minister Stephen Hammond MP responds  to Epilepsy Society's call for more information about medicines shortages. Mr Hammond is replying on behalf of Health...

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Zonisamide 25mg and 100mg out of stock

11 April 2019

Zonisamide 25mg and 100mg tablets are out of stock in the UK.

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Epilepsy Society calls for urgent review of medicines supply chain

8 April 2019

A leading UK charity is calling on Health Secretary Matt Hancock to commission an urgent review of the medicines supply chain as patients are forced to trawl around...

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Chick it out! Chicks arrive in Russell House

5 April 2019

Easter came early for residents at Epilepsy Society when seven multi-coloured fluffy chicks hatched out.

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How to manage if there is a shortage of your epilepsy medication

1 April 2019

Epilepsy Society's medical director Professor Ley Sander looks at the problems surrounding shortages of medications and explains what you can do to manage the...

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Royal Colleges publish new guidance around use of valproate for women and girls of childbearing age...

1 April 2019

New guidance brings clarity for doctors and patients in applying MHRA regulations around use of sodium valproate for women and girls of childbearing age with epilepsy...

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Young woman flourishes under our 'Me and My Shadow' scheme

26 March 2019

Nafees Akthtar entered the pharmaceutical world of UCB on International Women's Day to find out how research can lead to new medicines for different diseases.

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Hello, I'm Chris Purple

25 March 2019

Find out what happened when one of our trustees, Chris Blue, changed his name to Chris Purple to mark Purple Day, 26 March, and get the conversation started about...

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Shortage of Epanutin Infatabs 50 mg

25 March 2019

We have been advised by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer that due to manufacturing delays there will be a shortage of Epanutin (phenytoin) Infataba 50mg  from 1 May...


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