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European Medicines Agency to review use of valproate medicines in women of childbearing age or during pregnancy

22 Mar 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has decided to review the use of valproate-based medicines in women who are pregnant or of childbearing age.

Lamictal low in stock

20 Mar 2017

UPDATED GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has told us it is having problems with the supply of Lamictal. This is due to manufacturing problems.

Neurological Alliance calls for improvements to neurology care following 2016 patient experience survey

14 Mar 2017

A 2016 survey by the Neurological Alliance has found that people’s experience of neurological services has worsened since 2014. The Neurological Alliance is a group of 80 organisations in England, including Epilepsy Action. The alliance works to improve the lives of people with neurological conditions, such as epilepsy.

Epilepsy Action says government has “failed” people with long-term conditions, following Spring Budget

10 Mar 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond presented the UK government’s 2017 Spring Budget on 8 March. The chancellor covered the government’s plans for funding in a number of key areas including pensions, education, health and social care.