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Bounce Out the Stigma Workshop for Kids and Parents!

lThe EFEPA is excited to offer a new program on Saturday, October 26, 2014 for Children ages 8-21 and their parents!  In conjunction with the Spring Valley YMCA the EFEPA invites you to join Might Mike Simmel for a Basketball Workshop. The workshop is designed to teach kids with epilepsy that they too can achieve [...]

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EFEPA Supports Federal Medical Cannabis Bill

 Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA Supports Medical Cannabis Legislation Tweet August 5, 2014 Philadelphia, PA—The Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania (EFEPA) is proud to declare its support for Representative Scott Perry’s bi-partisan legislation H.R. 5226, the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014.” As a patient advocacy organization and the only service provider for individuals with epilepsy [...]

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Penn and Mayo Clinic Challenging Researchers to Improve Treatments for Epilepsy

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Health System and the Mayo Clinic are challenging the best minds in science to improve how epilepsy is treated. The “Seizure Detection and Prediction Challenge” will involve two competitions, with $28,000 in prize money, aimed at finding new ways to detect and predict seizure onset. Epilepsy is a brain disorder that afflicts 3 [...]

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Recall of Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) Tablets

American Health Packaging Announces the Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Ibuprofen Tablets, USP, 600 mg, 100 Hospital Unit Dose and Oxcarbazepine Tablets, 300 mg, 100 Hospital Unit Dose Tweet FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 18, 2014 – American Health Packaging (Columbus, OH) has voluntarily recalled Lot #142588, Expiration Date, 01/2016 of Ibuprofen Tablets, USP, 600 mg, in [...]

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Department of Defense Allocates $7.5 Million for Epilepsy Research in Appropriations Bill!

CHICAGO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “CURE applauds the announcement today from the U.S. Department of Defense – allocating $7.5 million dedicated to epilepsy research – and thanks Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) for his leadership on this issue. The incidence of epilepsy increased by an alarming 52 percent from 2006 to 2010, with approximately 8 percent of those afflicted having been [...]

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The Summer Stroll is Finally Here!

June 20, 2014: The 18th Annual Summer Stroll for Epilepsy is almost here! We have been astounded by all of your efforts and are so appreciative of your dedication to raising awareness and funds for those with epilepsy. You can still register up until 2:00 pm TODAY, Friday June 20. People who do not register on the [...]

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Epilepsy Awareness Night at Citizens Bank Park!

Mark your calendars: July 26th is Epilepsy Awareness Night with the Philadelphia Phillies! Watch our hometown heroes take on the Arizona Diamondbacks while you treat the hero in your life to a wonderful night. Plus you’ll help us create more awareness of epilepsy! What could be better? Visit www.phillies.com/epilepsyfoundation to purchase your tickets. Prices range from $17 [...]

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Take Action Now and Protect Access to Medications

Pennsylvania – Protect Access to Medications Exclude Epilepsy Medications from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program   Take Action!   The Pennsylvania Senate is considering a bill, SB 1180, which would expand the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to include Schedule V drugs, including anti-epilepsy drugs (AEDs). The House considered a bill to expand the prescription drug monitoring [...]

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Sign the Epilepsy Research and Medical Marijuana Petition!

  The Epilepsy Foundation of America has started a petition on the White House website. We need your help!  We are calling on the President and the Drug Enforcement Administration to reschedule marijuana to a lower level under the controlled substances act.  The Foundation supports this change to benefit greater access to marijuana and its [...]

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