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Help trial a new mental health app for epilepsy

16 May 2022

Researchers are looking for people with epilepsy to trial a new mental health app, ThinkNinja for epilepsy, created by a digital mental health company called Healios.

Help trial a new mental health app for epilepsy

16 May 2022

Researchers are looking for people with epilepsy to trial a new mental health app, ThinkNinja for epilepsy, created by a digital mental health company called Healios.

Wockhardt sodium valproate oral solution shortage

12 May 2022

There is a shortage of Wockhardt sodium valproate 200mg/5ml oral solution.

Tegretol Prolonged Release stock in the UK

11 May 2022

We have heard that some pharmacies are having trouble getting stock of Tegretol (carbamazepine) Prolonged Release tablets.

Epilepsy Action urges Health Secretary to rethink sodium valproate redress scheme position

6 May 2022

Epilepsy Action has written to Health Secretary Sajid Javid, urging the government to implement the recommendations of the 2018 patient safety review into the drug sodium valproate.

Annual reviews, ketogenic diet and urgent referral for breakthrough seizures among changes to epilepsy guidelines

6 May 2022

People with well controlled epilepsy may not be offered an annual review, according to the updated guidelines for epilepsy healthcare professionals from The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Valproate prescriptions reduce between 2018-2021

28 Apr 2022

New figures show that the number of women prescribed sodium valproate in a month fell by over 7,000 between April 2018 and September 2021.

Post-traumatic epilepsy linked to poorer quality of life

19 Apr 2022

Post-traumatic epilepsy, occurring after brain injury, is linked to a lower quality of life than non-traumatic epilepsies, according to a US study in the journal Neurology.