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Epilim medication shortages

9 May 2019

We have been informed that there may be problems with the supply of some forms of Epilim (sodium valproate) over the next 10 days.

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Shortage of Epanutin Infatabs 50 mg will now last until November 2019

3 May 2019

We have been advised by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer that due to manufacturing delays, the shortage of Epanutin (phenytoin) Infatabs 50mg will now last from 1...

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Peter Hook to perform anniversary concerts in celebration of Joy Division and donate to Epilepsy...

30 April 2019

Peter Hook has recently announced two anniversary concerts with his band, The Light, to perform Joy Division material. He will be making a donation to Epilepsy...

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Epilepsy Society's MRI unit hosted 3rd ILAE Neuroimaging course

29 April 2019

Expert consultants and radiographers in epilepsy recently attended the 3rd ILAE British Branch Epilepsy Neuroimaging course at Epilepsy Society.

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Regional volunteer of Epilepsy Society attends reception at Windsor Castle

24 April 2019

Long-time epilepsy volunteer Monica Kendall, met HM The Queen when she enjoyed a visit to Windsor Castle on 2 April 2019.

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Woman suffers horrific injuries due to falling during a seizure

24 April 2019

Almost eight months ago, Natasha McQuinn collapsed onto a boiling hot radiator during a seizure and burnt her back. Now, she is too scared to do everyday activities...

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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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