The Ontario Brain Institute has released an in-depth report this week on Brain Disorders in Ontario. The study was a collaboration between OBI and the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (ICES). This research is a rich source of new data on Epilepsy statistics specifically in Ontario.
Some highlights of the report include:
- 89,867 Ontarians with Epilepsy over a 16 year period (1995-2011)
- In Ontario, about 6000 people are diagnosed with Epilepsy every year
- Epilepsy demographics in Ontario: 16% children, 69% adults (up to age 64) and 15% adults (65 yr +)
- Epilepsy affects people of all ages from infants to seniors with roughly equal distribution in both males and females
- 24% of people with Epilepsy live in the lowest income neighbourhoods and only 17% live in highest income neighbourhoods
- Hospital care accounts for 46% of publicly-funded health care costs during
Update - July 14th, 2015
Apo-clobazam shortage is resolved. The drug identification number or DIN is 02244638.
Please note that PMS-clobazam, marketed by Pharmascience Inc, has been discontinued and is no longer available in Canada. A notice of this drug discontinuation is posted on www.drugshortages.ca. The drug identification number or DIN is 02244474.
Acetazolamide tablets are available again from AA Pharma. The drug identification number or DIN is 00545015.
Please note that Acetazolam (Valeant Canada LP) is no longer available, this product has been discontinued. A notice of this drug discontinuation is posted on www.drugshortages.ca. The drug identification number or DIN is
An institutional dispute between the Supreme Court of Canada and the Conservative government reached a new plateau on Thursday after the court said medical-marijuana users have the right to consume the drug in ways other than smoking – such as cookies, lip balm or lozenges.
A day to recognize those who face constant challenges as a result of Epilepsy, and the first responder champions who help make it possible for them to overcome those challenges. Most importantly, it is a day of friendly competition, fun, and appreciation. All funds raised support Epilepsy Durham Region's Pediatric Management Program.
** please note, the date of this tournament has changed from July 16th, 2015 to October 1st, 2015.
Epilepsy Durham Region is excited to launch our first annual Epic Golf Challenge! 18 teams of two will compete against one another in a battle of four 9 hole competitions, completing a total of 36 holes, trying to not only end up with the best round of golf, but also to raise the largest amount of pledged money. Our goal is to raise $54,000 to help support our Pediatric Management Program. If each of our 36 golfers raises $1,500, this goal will be a reality.
Who will end up with the best round or raise the most money? #EPICchallenge