Stories about AEDs
Japanese drugs manufacturer Eisai have pulled their new epilepsy drug Fycompa after wrangling with a government body over price. The move potentially sets a worrying precedent that may affect future drug development
Researchers, led by Shuk-Li Man, analysed prescribing trends for anti-epileptic drugs from 1994 to 2009. The results show that prescribing of newer medicines has steadily increased. Lamotrigine has been the most popular medicine prescribed in pregnancy since 2004. However, the use of carbamazepine and sodium valporate has decreased.