Join Epilepsy Durham Region for Family Safety Day in Clarington and watch teams of community groups, including our very own first responders, PULL a fire truck to benefit Epilepsy! There will be lots of fun for family and friends so come out and help raise awareness and funds for Epilepsy and the Pediatric Management Program.



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April 22, 2016


Currently, there is some availability of generic divalproex.


According to information posted by Teva Canada Limited on drugshortages.ca, shipments of Teva-Divalproex tablets were expected to be sent to wholesalers the week of April 4 (250mg) and the week of April 18 (500mg). There has been no recent resupply of the 125mg Teva-Divalproex tablets, the estimated resupply date is May 31.


Apotex provided new updates on April 21. They are beginning to resupply Apo-Divalproex, starting with the 500mg tablets. Some inventory of this strength tablet is expected to ship to wholesalers on April 22. The estimated resupply dates for Apo-Divalproex are May 9 (500mg), May 31 (250mg) and July 31 (125mg).


Epival is expected to remain in shortage for the coming months. A recent update from BGP Pharma on


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Dr Rajesh RamachandranNair's study, "Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP): Living with the knowledge", is seeking participants to assist. The aim of the study is to understand the range of patients' and their caregivers' views on how SUDEP awareness has impacted various areas of their lives (including health, career, finances, social life, etc).


They are looking for participants to take part in a recorded telephone interview of about 45-60 minutes in length, conducted in English with an experienced interviewer. In particular:

• male participants who either live with epilepsy or are primary caregivers of a person with epilepsy AND have known about SUDEP for at least 12 months


Participants will receive a $25 gift card, as a token of appreciation for their time commitment.


To learn more please click


Ajax High School Epilepsy Awareness 13



Check out the great article written about Ajax High School here!



Imagine at the end of an exhausting, cold, and dark Wednesday afternoon, six high school students and their teacher come to visit your office.


They are both shy and excited to share with us what they have achieved through their National Epilepsy Awareness Day Campaign. This year they took a unique approach to raising awareness; they created a video which teaches the viewer about what epilepsy is and how Epilepsy Durham Region offers help. While that in itself is inspiring, we are moved beyond words by their sophistication and level of compassion.


As we watched the video alongside the high school students, we are moved by how



Would you Walk 400 Kilometres for a cause close to your heart?


A nine week journey to walk 400km to support a cause dear to someone's heart is about to begin. "It's the walk of my life", says volunteer and Ambassador Arnold Clarke, who was diagnosed with epilepsy as a child. "50 years later and we still need to raise awareness for this catastrophic disease. It's something I believe in and I want to give back." Clarke will embark on a nine week quest completing a total distance of 400 kilometers throughout Durham Region leading up to the organization's annual Walk for Epilepsy on Sunday, June 12th, 2016.


About Arnold:

Arnold was born with Epilepsy, having his first seizure when he was only 4-months old. However, that has not done anything to slow him down. Arnold has been a dedicated volunteer to EDR for the past 13 years, receiving the prestigious Queen's Jubilee award in 2013. Along with


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