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Protein found in worms helps to stop seizure activity

16 July 2018

Exciting new research that involves using a protein in worms to suppress seizures, could spell hope in the future for thousands of people with epilepsy.

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Sporting success for team Phoenix Fire at national Boccia finals

6 July 2018

Epilepsy Society's team were "on fire" as they reached the UK national Boccia finals.

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Epilepsy Society's CEO writes to Flynn Pharma and Pfizer on NHS's 70th Birthday

5 July 2018

Epilepsy Society's CEO, Clare Pelham, wrote to the pharmaceutical companies Flynn Pharma and Pfizer to ask them to give a birthday present to the NHS.

Epilepsy Society welcomes government response to Billy Caldwell case

16 June 2018

Epilepsy Society welcomes Home Office decision to return the cannabis oil that it confiscated from mother of boy with severe epilepsy.

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Tribunal overrules findings in case involving epilepsy drug

8 June 2018

A decision by the Competition and Markets Authority to fine Pfizer and Flynn Pharma a total of £90m for overcharging for an epilepsy drug, has been remitted back to...

Infographic showing a pregnant woman and a girl and asking whether they are taking sodium valproate. The woman is outlined in white and the girl in purple. The foetus is in red as babies exposed to sodium valproate can be at risk

Clare Pelham comments on new sodium valproate regulations

30 April 2018

Our CEO Clare Pelham, a member of the Sodium Valproate Expert Working Group, commented on the news of the new regulations surrounding sodium valproate.

Infographic showing a pregnant woman and a girl and asking whether they are taking sodium valproate. The woman is outlined in white and the girl in purple. The foetus is in red as babies exposed to sodium valproate can be at risk

Charity tells health secretary new drug regulations could fail without public campaign

24 April 2018

Epilepsy Society today welcomes new regulatory measures to stop babies being born with avoidable disabilities after being exposed to the drug, sodium valproate, in...

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Poster campaign raises awareness of epilepsy on public transport

23 April 2018

This week, for the first time ever, epilepsy is featuring as part of a high profile poster campaign across London's underground and bus networks.

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Children plant a better future

18 April 2018

Children from four Buckinghamshire primary schools visited Epilepsy Society to plant a hedge as part of a Plant-for-the-Planet project.

Infographic showing a pregnant woman and a girl and asking whether they are taking sodium valproate. The woman is outlined in white and the girl in purple. The foetus is in red as babies exposed to sodium valproate can be at risk

Epilepsy Society welcomes new measures to ensure no babies are exposed to sodium valproate during...

23 March 2018

Epilepsy Society's chief executive Clare Pelham has called today's announcement of new regulatory measures around sodium valproate, 'a landmark moment for all women...

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