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A mother and son who both have epilepsy have started a petition to persuade the UK government to re-invest a recent pharmaceutical company fine into epilepsy healthcare services.
Pfizer and Flynn Pharma were fined £84.2m and £5.2m respectively for over-charging the NHS for life-saving epilepsy medicine phenytoin sodium.
Car drivers and motorcyclists in England, Scotland and Wales can now notify the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) about their epilepsy online.
Pharmaceuticals company Pfizer, which manufactures the epilepsy medicine phenytoin sodium capsules, has been fined a record £84.2 million by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The company has been found to be breaking competition law by charging what the CMA said were 'excessive and unfair' prices in the UK for the medicine.