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Epilepsy Society calls for review of UK supply chain following "steep rise" in access issues

The Epilepsy Society has drawn attention to the “steep rise” in UK patients who are encountering difficulty in accessing seizure medication.

While issues around access to these medicines have been or could be further exacerbated by Brexit, the society asserts that this has been a problem for over a decade, and one which Big Pharma has continuously failed to address.

The society has said that its “Helpline and enquiries desk inundated with worried callers”, and the added anxiety and stress is compounding the risk of seizures in patients.

UCB teams up with charity to beat treatment-resistant epilepsy in $2.5m partnership

Belgian firm UCB Pharma has announced a new partnership with the charity Epilepsy Society which will see the pair invest $2.5 million over the next five years as part of a project to develop greater understanding of the pathology of epilepsy and how to effectively treat treatment-resistant patients with the condition.

Both partners chose to launch the collaboration on 11 February to mark International Epilepsy Day.

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