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Victorian underwear reveals what it is like to live with epilepsy

21 January 2020

Artist Susan Aldworth has created an innovative exhibition using both antique Victorian underwear and sophisticated technology to explore the impact that epilepsy has...

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How a tweet went viral raising thousands for epilepsy research

20 January 2020

How a post on Twitter about the tragic death of a young girl, Amelia, went viral raising thousands for epilepsy research.

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Just plugging the hole in the social media dam is not enough, says Epilepsy Society

16 January 2020

A recent decision by Twitter to no longer allow animated PNG image files (APNGs) to be added to tweets has been welcomed by the Epilepsy Society.

 

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Phenytoin sodium 100mg capsules out of stock

10 January 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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Brothers are real epilepsy champions on Michael McIntyre's Big Show

23 December 2019

It was an unexpected surprise for everyone affected by epilepsy when three amazing brothers Zac, Josh and Finn were the ‘unexpected stars of the show’ on Michael...

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Convulex (valproic acid) in short supply

20 December 2019

We have been informed by the Medicines Supply Team at the Department of Health and Social Services that there is a supply issue affecting all strengths of Convulex (...

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Safeguard people with photosensitive epilepsy online, Epilepsy Society tells Government

20 December 2019

Epilepsy Society has once again called on the Government to safeguard people with photosensitive epilepsy online, by including them in their Online Harms Bill.

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Epanutin and Carbagen are epilepsy drugs named on Gov’s ‘short supply’ list

19 November 2019

A 24-page document circulated to doctors by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) last week, lists many drugs which are currently in short supply, including...

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All strengths of Gabitril (tiagabine) are now back in stock

15 November 2019

Teva UK has confirmed that all strengths of Gabitril (5mg, 10mg, 15mg) are now back in stock and that these have been made available to pharmacies across the country...

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Epanutin (phenytoin) Infatabs 50 mg still out of stock

5 November 2019

We have been advised by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer that due to manufacturing delays, Epanutin (phenytoin) Infatabs 50mg are still out of stock.

 

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