September 10th, 2019
Please join us for our 5th annual Epilepsy education forum: Road to New Beginnings | Practical Strategies for Living Well with Epilepsy. This is a full day event with expert guest speakers!
Where: Whitby Public Library | 410 Dundas Street West, Whitby | Room 1A/B
When: Saturday, November 9th | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
**Please note that you must register to attend this event. There is a $20.00 registration fee, payable to Epilepsy Durham Region which includes your full day of education and a complimentary lunch
September 10th, 2019
Please join us for our annual Purple Walk for Epilepsy in partnership with the Durham Community Foundation, 'Walk for your Cause' event.
By walking for epilepsy, you’re sending a powerful message that those just beginning this journey, and to those working hard to live well epilepsy, that they are surrounded by a compassionate community of friends and supporters.
When: Sunday, October 20th, 2019
Where: Deer Creek Golf and Banquet Facility | 2700 Audley Rd. N., Ajax
Registration: 10:00 in Taunton Hall | Deer Creek Golf Course
**Excerpt from The Globe And Mail | Kelly Grant · Posted: Aug 23, 2019 | https://tgam.ca/2MEqCaH
A group of pharmaceutical companies is taking the federal government to court over its plan to reduce Canada’s drug prices, arguing Ottawa does not have the constitutional authority to set ceiling prices for medications.
Several prominent drug-makers, including Merck Canada Inc., Janssen Inc. and Boehringer Ingelheim Canada Ltd., filed the constitutional challenge on Friday, two days after the Trudeau government passed final regulations beefing up the powers of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB,) the agency that controls the prices of brand-name drugs.
Companies have said lower prices will make international drug manufacturers less likely to bring new medications to Canada.
“The changes recently made by the federal government to the
**Excerpt from CBC News | Thomson Reuters ·
People with the neurological disorder have mortality rates up to three times as high as those without.
People with epilepsy who receive care from specialists may be less likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don't, a University of Calgary study suggests.
For the study, researchers followed more than 23,000 adults with epilepsy for an