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Vigabatrin (Sabril) Shortage Update

Vigabatrin (Sabril) Shortage Update

Vigabatrin, tablets and sachets (powder), is being shipped to distributors as of Monday, August 22. Your pharmacist will be able to provide information about the status of this drug at your pharmacy. If inventory is running low your pharmacist should be able to get an…

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Vigabatrin (Sabril) Shortage

Vigabatrin (Sabril) Shortage

-There is a temporary shortage of vigabatrin -The manufacturer has estimated a resupply date of September 1, 2016 -If you need to refill a supply of vigabatrin during the next four weeks, please contact your pharmacist to check the status of the supply -If inventories…

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Clobazam Shortage Suggestions for Management of Pediatric & Adult Patients with Epilepsy

Clobazam Shortage Suggestions for Management of Pediatric & Adult Patients with Epilepsy

There is a widespread shortage of generic clobazam and Frisium in Canada. The shortage has impacted availability of this medication at community and hospital pharmacies.   It is recommended that clobazam be restricted to patients currently on therapy, unless absolutely necessary, to preserve the limited supplies…

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Clobazam Shortage  Suggestions for Management of Pediatric & Adult Patients with Epilepsy

Clobazam Shortage Suggestions for Management of Pediatric & Adult Patients with Epilepsy

There are shortages of clobazam, generic and brand name (Frisium). The situation has worsened during the past month reaching a crisis level. Improvements in the clobazam supply are expected by late June to early July. Apotex Inc., the major supplier of clobazam in Canada, will…

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Update on Divalproex Sodium Shortage

Update on Divalproex Sodium Shortage

Teva Canada Ltd. will be releasing several batches of generic product, Teva-Divalproex, over the coming weeks. Each resupply will help, and there is more scheduled to be coming behind it. Teva Canada Ltd. has released a detailed statement describing the company’s plan (see attachment). Apotex…

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Purple Day Message from the Prime Minister

Purple Day Message from the Prime Minister

Prime Minister’s Letter – Our sincere thanks to the Prime Minister of Canada, The Rt. Hon. Justin P.J. Trudeau, P.C., M.P., for this wonderful message of support for Purple Day 2016!  

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DRUG SHORTAGES

DRUG SHORTAGES

There have been an unprecedented number of drug shortages in Canada in recent years, including multiple shortages of epilepsy medications. Seventy-four percent (17 out of 23) of the drugs used to prevent seizures have been affected by shortages. There is no indication that the situation is improving….

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Epilepsy Drug Shortage in Canada Worries Patients, Families

Epilepsy Drug Shortage in Canada Worries Patients, Families

Valproic acid, used to control seizures, is on the World Health Organization’s essential medicines list. A widely used epilepsy drug is in critically short supply across Canada, leaving patients and their family members scrambling for alternatives. The shortage of valproic acid, also known by the brand…

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Canadian Epilepsy Alliance Demands Answers from Drug Makers Over Shortages

Canadian Epilepsy Alliance Demands Answers from Drug Makers Over Shortages

Feb 11, 2016 – The Canadian Epilepsy Alliance/Alliance canadienne de l’épilepsie is calling on drug manufacturers to take real steps to ensure patient safety and reduce shortages of anti-seizure medications, beginning with public disclosure of what is causing the shortages. It is with tremendous concern that members of…

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Welcome to the new CEA website!

Welcome to the new CEA website!

As you can see, the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance has a new website! This site includes all of the same information and content, but in a more organized fashion, with a modern look and much better compatibility. The French website is in development, stay tuned for…

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