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Event Date: 
Monday 13 March 2017 - 14:57

Accord gabapentin capsules: some doses out of stock in UK

2 Nov 2018

Accord gabapentin 100mg and 300mg capsules are out of stock. Accord does not know when they will be back in stock.

Specialist clinicians in the UK can prescribe cannabis-based medicines to people with “exceptional clinical need”

31 Oct 2018

From today, specialist clinicians can prescribe cannabis-based medicines in the UK to patients with “exceptional clinical need”. They will no longer need to apply to an expert panel for a licence.

Child health in England and Wales poorer than other western countries, report shows

31 Oct 2018

Child health in England and across the UK is falling behind other western countries, according to a report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).

Further recall of neurology patients in the Belfast Trust

30 Oct 2018

The Belfast Trust have announced that a further 1,044 patients previously seen by Consultant Neurologist Dr Michael Watt have been offered review appointments. The review appointments will ensure that these patients are on the correct treatment.

Around 2,500 patients previously under the care of Dr Watt were recalled earlier this year.

Epilim Chronosphere MR (sodium valproate) 250mg granules out of stock in UK

30 Oct 2018

Epilim Chronosphere MR 250mg granules are temporarily out of stock. The maker of Epilim Chronosphere, Sanofi, expects to have them back in stock from 30 November 2018.

Other doses of Epilim Chronosphere are available. But Sanofi has advised pharmacists to avoid making up the dose with 50mg and 100mg granules. If they do, it’s likely these doses will also go out of stock.

Frisium (clobazam) tablets out of stock in UK

29 Oct 2018

Frisium (clobazam) tablets are temporarily out of stock. Sanofi expects to have them back in stock in the week beginning 5 November 2018.

If you are due to run out before this date, your pharmacist may need to give you another manufacturer’s version of clobazam tablets. If you have any concerns about taking a different version, speak to your doctor, epilepsy nurse or pharmacist.

Epanutin 30mg/5ml Oral Suspension epilepsy medicine out of stock in the UK

25 Oct 2018

Pfizer, the company that makes epilepsy medicine Epanutin (phenytoin), has informed Epilepsy Action that the 30mg/5ml Oral Suspension is out of stock. They expect supplies to be back in stock in December.

Epanutin Oral Suspension out of stock in UK

25 Oct 2018

Update 25 October 2018: 

The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) have sent an alert and guidance to all healthcare professionals who prescribe, dispense or administer Epanutin 30mg/5ml Oral Suspension.