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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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Peter Hook to sell Joy Division and New Order memorabilia to raise money for Epilepsy Society

14 February 2019

Legendary bassist Peter Hook is raising money for Epilepsy Society by auctioning all of his guitars and memorabilia from his Joy Division and New Order days.

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Epilepsy Society Neurologist on BBC Radio 4 to discuss new genomics research

12 February 2019

One of our Consultant Neurologists, Dr Simona Balestrini, discussed how our new partnership with UCB could bring new hope to people with epilepsy on Woman's Hour.

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Health Secretary endorses unique partnership forged by Epilepsy Society and pharmaceutical UCB

12 February 2019

Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, endorses unique partnership forged between UK charity Epilepsy Society, and Belgian biopharmaceutical company, UCB.

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€2.5 million genomic research programme brings hope of seizure-free life for people with epilepsy

7 February 2019

A unique collaboration between UK charity Epilepsy Society, and Belgian biopharmaceutical company, UCB, could bring life-changing treatments to people with epilepsy...

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Carbagen supply shortage until mid 2019

4 February 2019

We have been informed by the Department of Health and Social Care that some preparations of Carbagen (carbamazepine), will be unavailable until mid to late 2019.

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Epilim drug shortages in the UK

1 February 2019

We have been informed that there may be problems with the supply of some forms of epilim (sodium valproate).

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