Canadian Epilepsy Alliance Supporting Epilepsy in Canada

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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Purple Day Act

Purple Day Act

  Click here to visit the Government of Canada Justice Laws statute for the Purple Day Act     Purple Day Act S.C. 2012, c. 13 Assented to 2012-06-28 An Act respecting a day to increase public awareness about epilepsy SUMMARY This enactment designates the 26th day…

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Canadian Epilepsy Alliance Welcomes Drug Shortages Announcement

Canadian Epilepsy Alliance Welcomes Drug Shortages Announcement

Vancouver, February 10th 2015 – Canadian Epilepsy Alliance members joined Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose today as the Minister announced that Canadian pharmaceutical manufacturers will now be required to provide notice of shortages of their drugs. Currently the drug shortage notification is voluntary. “This is…

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