Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Thu, 19/10/2017 - 19:10
Although we could not see them as we watched today's sodium valproate debate via Parliament Live TV, the presence of three women -Janet Williams, Emma Murphy and Deborah Mann - as they sat in the public gallery, was very much felt in the House of Commons.
Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Thu, 19/10/2017 - 11:45
Epilepsy Society's chief executive, Clare Pelham, has welcomed a second letter from the Department of Health in response to her letter to health secretary Jeremy Hunt, calling for mandatory reviews for women and girls of childbearing age taking sodium valproate.
Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Wed, 18/10/2017 - 13:13
Arlene Foster, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party and First Minister of Northern Ireland has pledged her support for Epilepsy Society's campaign to ensure mandatory reviews for all women and girls of childbearing who take sodium valproate.
Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Wed, 18/10/2017 - 11:27
Sharon Ross is about to start the ketogenic diet in an attempt to control her seizures. This is the first in a series of blogs about what it involves.
Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Tue, 17/10/2017 - 12:26
Epilepsy Society's chief executive, Clare Pelham, receives a response from health secretry Jeremy Hunt about safety issues around epilepsy drug, sodium valproate.
Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Mon, 16/10/2017 - 15:11
This Thursday (19 October 2017), MPs will be meeting in the House of Commons to debate safety issues around the epilepsy drug sodium valproate.
Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Mon, 09/10/2017 - 13:20
Following last month's public hearing into the epilepsy drug sodium valproate, the European Medicines Agency(EMA) has now published a full summary report.
Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Fri, 06/10/2017 - 13:15
Teva lamotrigine dispersible drugs are currently unavailable in 5mg, 25mg and 100mg strengths. This is due to problems with the manufacture of the drug.
Submitted by carl-charlesworth on Wed, 27/09/2017 - 16:14
Watch and listen to Epilepsy Society's CEO Clare Pelham discussing sodium valproate on various BBC News programmes last week.