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Teva zonisamide stock issues

21 Jan 2021
Update on 21 January 2021

We have received another update on Teva zonisamide stock:

25mg and 50mg capsules: Expected back in stock in the week beginning 25 January 2021
100mg capsules: Back in stock, but stock is limited.

SUDEP deaths doubled in pregnant and one-year post-natal women with epilepsy, report says

15 Jan 2021

A “concerning doubling” in maternal deaths due to sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) was seen between 2016-18 compared to 2013-15, a new report has shown.

More epilepsy medicines linked to birth defects if taken during pregnancy

7 Jan 2021

Several epilepsy medicines carry risks when taken in pregnancy, a review, published today by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has found.

Deputy chief executive retires after 19 years

22 Dec 2020

After 19 years of service as the deputy chief executive of Epilepsy Action, Simon Wigglesworth will retire at the end of this year.

TikTok to unveil new feature to protect people with photosensitive epilepsy

10 Dec 2020

Social media platform TikTok is adding a new feature to protect people with photosensitive epilepsy from landing on content that could trigger a seizure.

New game Cyberpunk 2077 could trigger seizures in photosensitive epilepsy

10 Dec 2020

New game Cyberpunk 2077, out today, contains flashing images which could trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy.

New Sheffield study to compare remote and face-to-face seizure clinics

7 Dec 2020

Epilepsy Action and Epilepsy Research UK are jointly funding a new research project comparing remote and face-to-face seizure clinic consultations.

Step Together report aims to help improve services for people with epilepsy and learning disabilities

4 Dec 2020

New guidance to improve epilepsy treatment for people with learning disabilities was launched in November 2020.