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Problem with supplies of Teva lamotrigine

6 October 2017

Teva lamotrigine dispersible drugs are currently unavailable in 5mg, 25mg and 100mg strengths. This is due to problems with the manufacture of the drug.

Epilepsy Society CEO Clare Pelham, Deborah Mann and her daughter Branwen on BBC Victoria Derbyshire

Epilepsy Society's Clare Pelham discusses sodium valproate and EMA public hearing on BBC News

27 September 2017

Watch and listen to Epilepsy Society's CEO Clare Pelham discussing sodium valproate on various BBC News programmes last week.

Clare Pelham, Epilepsy Society chief executive winning her doctorate from the Open University

Epilepsy Society's chief executive Clare Pelham wins honorary doctorate

27 September 2017

Epilepsy Society's chief executive Clare Pelham wins an honorary degree of doctor of the university from the Open University for her work around people with...

Graphic showing pregnant woman and adolescent girl and encouraging them to find out more about nsodium valproate

Women still not aware of epilepsy medicine risk in pregnancy

27 September 2017

Almost 1 in 5 (18%) women currently taking the epilepsy medication sodium valproate do not know it can harm the development and physical health of their unborn child...

A photo montage of children's faces, similar to one the BBC is hoping to create around sodium valproate.

Children affected by sodium valproate

15 September 2017

Do you have a child who has been diagnosed with fetal valproate syndrome. Be a part of the BBC's photo montage.

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Frisium availability update

6 September 2017

Frisium 10mg will be available from week commencing 11 September 2017, department of health confirms.

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NCS Challenge volunteers dig in at Epilepsy Society

5 September 2017

Volunteers from the 'NCS Challenge' programme, a nationwide young person's volunteer initiative, rolled up their sleeves to help rejuvenate areas of Epilepsy Society'...

A pharmacist is dispensing medication in a small pharmacy

Epilepsy Society's medical director says don't panic over current shortages of epilepsy...

18 August 2017

Epilepsy Society's medical director Professor Ley Sander  reassures people around current shortages of some epilepsy medications.

Infographic shows that  both young girls and women of childbearing age should be aware of risks around sodium valproate. Pregnant woman and young girl are silhouetted facing each other on a purple background.

Are you aware of risks around sodium valproate? Take part in our survey

18 August 2017

New survey launched to assess levels of awareness among women and girls of the potential risks around epilepsy drug, sodium valproate. The survey has been launched by...

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Rain doesn't dampen spirits at Epilepsy Society Phoenix games

2 August 2017

Hardy athletes refused to let rain spoil the fun on Saturday (22 July 2017) when Epilepsy Society hosted its 16th Phoenix Games at its Chalfont St Peter centre. 


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