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Chapter Two | Everything Epilepsy - Education |Community | Because We Care

 

The full day forum will feature Epilepsy 101, new guidelines for standard of treatment in Ontario, and alternative treatments including the Ketogenic Diet for adults and CBD Oil.

 

Location: The Abilities Centre | 55 Gordon Street, Whitby  ON | 905-665-8500 | www.abilitiescentre.org

Date: Saturday, November 19th, 2016 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Registration at 9:30 am

 

*Please note, you must register to attend this event - registration is limited 50 people

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Living Well With Epilepsy, Lundbeck and SUDEP Aware are pleased to announce the launch of a new social media campaign to bring more awareness to SUDEP!

It offers an opportunity to tell the world "#IAMSUDEPAWARE" and be a part of the first ever Thunderclap dedicated to raising SUDEP awareness!

 

At 10am EDT on SUDEP Awareness Day (Oct 23rd), the online platform will simultaneously share the same SUDEP message to the Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr accounts of those registered to participate. We invite you to

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AUGUST 22, 2016

Status as of August 10, 2016:

  • The sole manufacturer of vigabatrin is currently out-of-stock
  • The major Canadian distributors we have contacted have either very low levels of inventory or have no
    remaining stock
  • Some pharmacies still have vigabatrin in inventory
  • Lundbeck LLC posted a drug shortage notice on drugshortages.ca on August 9. The reason given for
    the shortage is “Unexpected manufacturing delays”.
  • Both the tablets and the powder formulation (sachets) are listed on the drugshortages.ca reporting
    website:
    o 500 mg Sabril tablets, drug identification number 02065819, estimated resupply date: Sept. 1
    o 500 mg Sabril powder, drug identification

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With summer in full effect and the heat wave upon us, it is important for people living with Epilepsy to take special precautions to manage their seizures. Check out these great tips brought to you by the BC Epilepsy Society for managing the warmer summer months.

 

Happy Summer!!

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Update: June 23, 2016


via Canadian Epilepsy Alliance Drug Shortage Committee

 

Clobazam is in short supply, but this drug is still available at some pharmacies. If inventories have become low or depleted at your pharmacy, ask your pharmacist to recheck the status of both generic clobazam and Frisium (brand name) with their suppliers.

 

Distributors have started receiving shipments this week of generic clobazam (Apo-clobazam, Apotex Inc.). The new stock will be spread across the country. There may restrictions on the amounts available to individual pharmacies until the supply situation stabilizes. A second replenishment of generic clobazam (Apo-clobazam, Apotex Inc.) is expected to arrive at pharmacies by early July.

 

It is expected that there will also be periodic shipments of the brand name product (Frisium, Lundbeck LLC) over the coming weeks as

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