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Read the latest epilepsy news from Epilepsy Society.

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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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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.

Dr Simona Balestrini and Franziska Thomas at BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour on 12 February 2019

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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