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Book your In-service Presentation Today - With the generous funding of Green Shield Canada Epilepsy Durham Region is happy to announce our Seniors Presentations available to all Seniors Centres and Retirement Residences in the Durham Region. All you have to do is download the Registration Form below, complete it, and return to Jessica by fax (905)-430-3080 or e-mail clientservices@epilepsydurham. With seniors and children representing 60% of new epilepsy diagnoses, we are looking forward to increasing education and understanding in our senior populations.

 

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Wednesday, March 26th, Purple Day 2014 was a great success thank you to the participation and generosity of schools, day-care centres, businesses and City Council Members throughout the community. Together we stood strong, wore our PURPLE best and helped to generate awareness in Durham Region.

 

Thank you to the following schools for your participation:

 

Beaverton Public School

Birch Cliff Public School

Brock High School

Carruther's Creek Public School

Chris Hadfield Public School

Good Shepherd CES

Harmony Heights Public School

Henry Street High School

Jack Miner Public School

Monsignor Paul Dwyer C.H.S

Quaker Village Public School

Sinclair Secondary School

Sir John A. Macdonald Public School

Sir Samuel Steele Public School

St. Theresa C.S.

St. Mary

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Canada is facing a major drug shortage problem and authorities must do more to notify patients when supplies of the medications they rely on are dwindling, as well as investigate the causes of the shortages, says the president of the Canadian Medical Association, Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti.

 

Read more about his interview below as he appeared on Canada AM, Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

 

http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/panic-situation-top-doctor-critical-of-drug-shortage-information-sharing-1.1885093

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Epilepsy Durham Region and Epilepsy Ontario are proud to present the premiere screening of the documentary, On the Edge: Living with Epilepsy at the Abilities Centre (55 Gordon Street, Whitby), on June 25, 2014. The film screening will include a facilitated conversation with a medical clinician, an individual who lives with epilepsy and other notable guests followed by a reception.

 

Show your support. Together, we can, indeed we are, making a difference in improving the quality of life for people with epilepsy. Doors open at 6:00pm, followed by a screening of the film at 6:45pm and panel discussion at 7:40pm.

 

RSVP to Elizabeth Wagdin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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In consultation with Health Canada, four companies (Cobalt Pharmaceuticals, Laboratoire Riva, Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Sanis Health) are voluntarily recalling various lots of five prescription drugs (amlodipine, ciprofloxacin, lamotrigine, norfloxacin and telmisartan) from the Canadian market (see chart below). The voluntary recall is a precautionary measure due to quality concerns at the manufacturing facility of the active ingredients used in the products. The issues are primarily around processes that affect quality control and oversight.

To read the full article, click here.

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