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Drug makers and pharmacists say that while they welcome new mandatory drug shortage reporting rules announced today, reporting on shortages will not be enough to end them.


Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced the new mandatory reporting regulations Tuesday in Vancouver, saying the new rules will give Canadian health care providers and patients advance notice of upcoming shortages to allow them to arrange alternative treatments.


"We know that drug shortages are a very complex global problem, but they have impacts that are felt right here in Canada," she said. "Nobody feels these impacts more than patients and their families."


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Provincial Guidelines for the Management of Epilepsy in Adults and Children as developed by the Epilepsy Implementation Task Force. The Guidelines provide evidence-based practice to support the diagnosis, treatment and referral process from the moment of a person's first seizure.


Provincial Guidelines for the Management of Epilepsy is Adults and Children_Janurary 2015


Memo- Provincial Guidelines for the Management of Epilepsy in Adults and Children - Jan 2015.pdf (PDF)



BrainFest 400

January 17 - 18


This weekend at the Science Centre come celebrate your grey matter at BRAINFest!


Learn how your brain thinks, processes sensory information, and perceives the world around you. Have fun improving your memory, confusing your senses, and testing your abilities through interactive activities for the entire family.


Epilepsy Durham Region received a magnificent donation of $5,000 from SCN Industrial Inc. We met some lovely gentlemen at the SCN Industrial Inc. Ajax location who encouraged their company to donate this Christmas season to a local grassroots agency. Words cannot describe what this kindness means to this organization. $5,000 ensures that we are able to combat the challenges that are associated with Epilepsy; helping children to feel included and cherished, helping moms and dads to sleep well, and helping families on whole feel at peace.


Merry Christmas to our new friends at SCN Industrial Inc. Thank you so much for your generosity.

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Being an epilepsy surgeon is an extremely satisfying specialty. It is a unique privilege to be able to operate on someone's brain and, in many cases, cure a seizure disorder that some patients have had their whole lives.


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