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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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Some dosages of Topamax are out of stock in the UK

1 March 2019

Topamax (topiramate) 25mg and 100mg tablets are currently out of stock in the UK.

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Neurontin 400mg capsules are out of stock in the UK

19 February 2019

Neurontin (gabapentin) 400mg capsules are currently out of stock in the UK. The manufacturer, Pfizer, says this is due to a problem with the packaging.

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We launch our Me and My Shadow scheme

18 February 2019

For the second time, we are launching our Me and My Shadow scheme, giving young women with epilepsy the chance to shadow women in a range of different careers.


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