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Epilepsy Action expresses concern over new guidance on epilepsy medication

12 Nov 2013

National charity Epilepsy Action has expressed major concerns over new guidance on prescribing epilepsy medicines. The new guidance has been released today by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). It means that epilepsy medicines will now be classified in three categories depending on the supposed risk attached to switching between different versions of the same medication. Epilepsy Action is calling for one of these categories to be suspended pending wider consultation on its implications.