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Purple Day Sunday March 26
Purple Day Sunday March 26

Latest news and blogs

Fighting loneliness and low mood for Purple Day

24 Mar 2017

Epilepsy Action’s Purple Day survey has shown just how many of us feel lonely, isolated, stressed and anxious, even when our seizures are controlled. We show some of the survey results and offer suggestions on fighting some of these challenges

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.