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Gov pledges to exempt epilepsy from latest emergency medicine plans post-Brexit

8 January 2019

The Government has promised to exempt people with epilepsy from its most recent plans for potential post-Brexit medicine shortages.

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Research is bringing new hope of two different treatments to prevent seizures

8 January 2019

Two new treatments are being developed for people with epilepsy, that may offer hope of better seizure control in the future.

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Data shows blood-test can distinguish between epileptic and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures

4 January 2019

A recent study shows a bio-marker based blood test can accurately distinguish epilepsy seizures from psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES).

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Carbagen and Carbagen SR are out of stock in the UK

21 December 2018

Carbagen (carbamazepine) and Carbagen SR (prolonged-release carbamazepine) are out of stock in the UK. 

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Epilim Chrono 500mg tablets are out of stock in the UK

20 December 2018

Epilim Chrono 500mg tablets are temporarily out of stock in the UK.

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Doctors must review all women on sodium valproate as data shows UK-wide differences

19 December 2018

Healthcare professionals including GPs and pharmacists are being reminded to identify and review all women who are taking the epilepsy medication sodium valproate,...

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Genetic research leads to better understanding of common epilepsies

11 December 2018

Researchers have thrown a new light on the important role that genetics play in some of the most common epilepsies.

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Anti-epileptic drug brivaracetam is now available for children in Scotland

11 December 2018

Children aged four years and older in Scotland will have access to an anti-epileptic drug (AED) brivaracetam as a new treatment option. 

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Our CEO Clare Pelham has won a CEO Today United Kingdom Award 2018

10 December 2018

Our Chief Executive Officer, Clare Pelham, has won a CEO Today United Kingdom Award 2018 for her work in the charity sector.

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Next stage in genetic research brings us closer to understanding epilepsy

7 December 2018

The Department of Health and Social Care have announced that Genomics England has reached its goal of sequencing 100,000 genomes from NHS patients.


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