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Parliamentary debate suggests a public inquiry should be held into sodium valproate “scandal”

24 Oct 2017

A parliamentary debate was held in the House of Commons in London on 19 October. At the debate, MPs discussed sodium valproate and foetal anticonvulsant syndrome.

Norman Lamb, chair of the Science and Technology Committee, led the debate. He said that there had been “systematic failure” to warn women of the risks of valproate since the 1970s.

EMA public hearing on valproate-based medicines open for applications from EU citizens

14 Jul 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is holding a public hearing on medicines containing valproate on 26 September 2017 at its London offices.

The EMA assesses and oversees the safety of medicines in the EU. The announced public hearing is part of the EMA’s review into the use of valproate-based medicines in women who are pregnant or of childbearing age.

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