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The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) are looking for patient input regarding the medication Fycompa (Generic Name: perampanel). If you are currently taking, or have previously taken this medication, and are interested in providing patient feedback, please click here.

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Epilepsy Durham Region expresses our sincere graditude and wishes Ms. Elliott the very best. During her tenure as MPP for Whitby-Oshawa Christine Elliott was a champion for those of all abilities and a leader who advocates for all Ontarians. On behalf of Epilepsy Durham Region and those touched by Epilepsy thank you for your tireless efforts ensuring respect and dignity for Ontarians.

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This amazing infographic created by the Ontario Brain Institute illustrates the impact Epilepsy has on Ontarians. 

 

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A nasal spray formulation of midazolam may diminish repeated seizures and lower the risk of generalized tonic-clonic seizures in hospitalized epilepsy patients, researchers found.

 

In a retrospective analysis of data from a German university epilepsy center, those given intranasal midazolam during or right after a seizure remained free of seizures longer than those not given the drug (5.83 hours versus 2.37 hours), according to Lara Kay, a doctoral candidate at Philipps University in Marburg in Germany, and colleagues.

 

Read full article here.

World Brain Day

July 22nd marks the second annual World Brain Day, recognized by the World Federation of Neurology. This year a special emphasis is on Epilepsy, as the World Health Organization (WHO) approved the Epilepsy Resolution, recognizing the global burden of Epilepsy. Please find links below to learn more about World Brain Day and the Epilepsy Resolution.

 

Introducing World Brain Day

 

The WHO Epilepsy Resolution>

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