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Epilepsy Services Saved

It is with great sincerity that we inform you that epilepsy services have been restored in the state budget. The Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania (EFEPA) encourages you to thank your elected officials for supporting the 2012-13 appropriation for epilepsy support services within Pennsylvania’s General Fund Budget.  Our entire organization appreciates the fact that you reached [...]

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Breaking down the Affordable Care Act

For decades, American presidents and legislative leaders have attempted to pass a law which would lead to greater accessibility to quality affordable health care.  On March 23, 2010, the first national law addressing this issue was signed into law. The U.S. Supreme Court has just determined that the Act is, in fact, constitutional.  Most of [...]

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Kids Speak Up! 2012

On April 1st – April 3rd, the EFEPA participated in the Epilepsy Foundation of America’s annual Kids Speak Up!  This program is the centerpiece advocacy initiative with over 250 advocates, including other Epilepsy Foundation affiliate staff, parents, children, doctors and volunteers that come from across the nation to share their story, raise awareness, and discuss [...]

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Call to Action

GOVERNOR CORBETT PROPOSES ELIMINATION OF EPILEPSY FUNDING IN BUDGET ACT NOW – EPILEPSY HAS BEEN OVERLOOKED & UNDER FUNDED FOR TOO LONG! On Tuesday, February 7, Governor Tom Corbett presented his state budget proposal to the General Assembly calling for the elimination of 33 state budget line items.  Included in this is the Department of [...]

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March 2012 E-Newsletter

Visit our site March 2012 CALL TO ACTION! Governor Corbett Proposes Elimination of Epilepsy Funding in Budget On Tuesday, February 7, Governor Tom Corbett presented his state budget proposal to the General Assembly calling for the elimination of 33 state budget line items. Included in this is the Department of Health line item for epilepsy [...]

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Young Friends Mardi Gras Gala

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY: www.mardigrasphilly.kintera.org

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ONFI (clobazam) Tablets now Available in the U.S. at Pharmacies

DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lundbeck announced today that ONFI Tablets are now available for prescribing in the United States. The FDA recently approved ONFI for adjunctive treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) in patients two years and older.1 ONFI is an oral anti-epileptic drug (AED) of the benzodiazepine class, and is a 1,5 benzodiazepine.1 ONFI [...]

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Help us Better Educate First Responders in 2012

Josh, an Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA volunteer, first started working with the EFEPA as a Camp Achieve counselor which led him to establish the EFEPA Youth Council.  He is taking his passion for the Foundation and his career as a First Responder to help the EFEPA with a new, important initiative: educating emergency personnel on [...]

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Eastern PA Region Celebrates November Epilepsy Awareness Month

The EFEPA joined in the national celebration of Epilepsy Awareness Month this November by holding several events and awareness activities throughout our 18-county service area. In Philadelphia, well-known buildings and landmarks like the National Constitution Center, Ben Franklin Bridge, Liberty Place and the PECO Building were lit up purple, the international color of  epilepsy. On a daily [...]

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