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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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Teva to discontinue Oxcarbazepine 150mg tablets

21 March 2019

Teva are going to discontinue their version of oxcarbazepine 150mg tablets later this year.

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All dosages of Epilim are now back in stock

21 March 2019

Sanofi has informed us that all dosages of Epilim (sodium valproate) are now back in stock.

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Pregabalin and Gabapentin have been re-classified as class 3 controlled drugs

15 March 2019

Pregabalin and gabapentin are being re-classified as class 3 controlled drugs from 1 April 2019.

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Award-winning playwright to perform a show about living with someone who has epilepsy

5 March 2019

Christina Murdock, who is an advocate for people with conditions, has written and will be performing in a show this week which explores her sister's epilepsy.


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