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Peter Hook dedicates song to mum who lost son to SUDEP

13 August 2019

Peter Hook dedicated the last song of his set "Love Will Tear Us Apart" to Julie Sims at PennFest, who admits it was a very emotional moment.

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Milpharm Topiramate 25mg is out of stock in UK

13 August 2019

We have been informed that Milpharm's version of topiramate 25mg tablets are out of stock in the UK.

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Diazepam RecTubes 5mg and 10mg are out of stock in UK

9 August 2019

Diazepam RecTubes (rectal diazepam) 5mg and 10mg doses are out of stock in the UK.

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Shortage of Epanutin® (phenytoin) 30mg/5ml oral suspension

9 August 2019

We are aware that some of you are struggling to gain access to Epanutin (phenytoin) 30mg/5ml oral suspension. Pfizer has assured us that the Canadian presentation,...

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Gabitril tablets are currently out of stock

6 August 2019

We have been informed by Teva UK that all strengths of Gabitril (tiagabine) tablets are currently out of stock in the UK.  

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Temporary delay in delivery of Epilim and Frisium

2 August 2019

We have been informed by Sanofi that there has been a temporary delay to the delivery of some medicines including Epilim and Frisium.

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Why Disney star Cameron Boyce’s death from SUDEP underlines urgency of our research

31 July 2019

It has been confirmed that Cameron Boyce sadly died from SUDEP. Read why SUDEP is a key focus of our research.

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Clinically trialled medicinal cannabis product could be given final approval in two months

30 July 2019

Epidyolex, an oral solution of cannabidiol, has been recommended for approval for use as an add-on therapy for seizures.

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Actor Idris Elba comes to aid of woman having a seizure

29 July 2019

Epilepsy Society has hailed actor Idris Elba a superhero after he stopped his new play, Tree - mid-performance - to help a woman in the audience who was having a...

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More batches of Vimpat 100mg tablets recalled by MHRA

26 July 2019

More batches of the epilepsy medication Vimpat (lacosamide) 100mg tablets have been recalled by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).


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