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Event Date: 
Monday 13 March 2017 - 14:57

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.

Epilepsy Action says government has “failed” people with long-term conditions, following Spring Budget

10 Mar 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond presented the UK government’s 2017 Spring Budget on 8 March. The chancellor covered the government’s plans for funding in a number of key areas including pensions, education, health and social care.

Government changes to PIP laws against tribunal rulings could be a hit to people with conditions like epilepsy

1 Mar 2017

The government made changes to personal independence payments (PIP) earlier this month in order to restrict the number of people who qualify for this benefit. This move will mean £3.7 billion is cut from the benefits bill.

Pfizer and Flynn Pharma launch appeals against £89 million government fine over epilepsy medicine prices

27 Feb 2017

Pharmaceuticals company Pfizer, and distributor Flynn Pharma, launched separate appeals on 7 February against the fines given by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

In pictures: celebrating the ‘heroes of the day’ at the Epilepsy Action Volunteer Awards 2017

24 Feb 2017

The Epilepsy Action Volunteer Awards 2017 took place on 23 February at the Leeds Civic Hall. The charity’s annual awards ceremony celebrates the people who generously give up their time and energy to help others living with epilepsy.