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22 July, 2014

Recall of Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) Tablets

By | 2017-05-09T01:52:43+00:00 July 22nd, 2014|Medication|0 Comments

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 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 a [...]

18 July, 2014

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

By | 2017-05-09T01:53:21+00:00 July 18th, 2014|Legislative|0 Comments

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 [...]

20 June, 2014

The Summer Stroll is Finally Here!

By | 2017-05-09T01:53:59+00:00 June 20th, 2014|Fundraiser|0 Comments

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 [...]

10 June, 2014

Epilepsy Awareness Night at Citizens Bank Park!

By | 2017-05-09T01:54:49+00:00 June 10th, 2014|Advocacy, Awareness|0 Comments

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 [...]

2 May, 2014

Take Action Now and Protect Access to Medications

By | 2017-05-09T01:56:20+00:00 May 2nd, 2014|Legislative, Medication|0 Comments

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 [...]

2 April, 2014

Sign the Epilepsy Research and Medical Marijuana Petition!

By | 2017-05-09T01:58:30+00:00 April 2nd, 2014|Advocacy, Awareness, Education, Epilepsy Medication, Legislative, Treatment|0 Comments

  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 [...]

7 March, 2014

Funding for Epilepsy Services Eliminated

By | 2017-05-09T01:59:16+00:00 March 7th, 2014|Advocacy, Awareness, Legislative|0 Comments

The Epilepsy Foundations of Pennsylvania rely on state funding to provide services for you! From first aid training's in schools and educating Emergency Responder's to referral services, we are able to help you better because of the support from the state budget. Unfortunately epilepsy services have been cut from the next fiscal budget. This is [...]

4 December, 2013

Important Safety Announcement about Onfi (Clobazam)

By | 2017-05-09T02:00:35+00:00 December 4th, 2013|Medication|0 Comments

FDA Warns of Serious Skin Reactions and has Approved Label Change The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public that the anti-seizure drug Onfi (clobazam) can cause rare but serious skin reactions that can result in permanent harm and death. We have approved changes to the Onfi drug label and the patient [...]

27 September, 2013

Take Action Now in Pennsylvania

By | 2017-05-09T02:01:24+00:00 September 27th, 2013|Awareness, Legislative|0 Comments

Your Voice is Needed in Pennsylvania! Protect Access to Medication in Pennsylvania! Urge your legislator to exclude epilepsy medications from the prescription drug monitoring program The Pennsylvania legislature is considering a bill, HB 1694, that would expand the state's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to include anti-epilepsy drugs (AEDs). Drug monitoring programs have been established in [...]

30 August, 2013

ONFI® (clobazam) CIV Scored Tablets and Oral Suspension Now Available in U.S. Pharmacies

By | 2017-05-09T02:02:02+00:00 August 30th, 2013|Medication|0 Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Matt Flesch 847-282-1154 ONFI® (clobazam) CIV Scored Tablets and Oral Suspension Now Available in U.S. Pharmacies New Formulations Provide Dosing Flexibility for Physicians and their Patients ONFI.com Updated with New Tools and Resources for Families Deerfield, Ill. August 12, 2013 – Lundbeck announced today that ONFI (clobazam) CIV will be available [...]

31 July, 2013

Reserve Your Spot on the Green Today!

By | 2017-05-09T02:05:57+00:00 July 31st, 2013|Fundraiser|0 Comments

Reserve Your Spot Today for the... 25th Charley Roach Golf Invitational benefitting the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA We hope you will be able to join us at this year's Charley Roach Golf Invitational on September 10th, at RiverCrest Golf Club and Preserve. Now you can purchase your tickets directly online at our website: www.golf4epilepsy.kintera.org or [...]

31 July, 2013

Make an Impact, Support Camp Achieve 2013!

By | 2017-05-09T02:07:31+00:00 July 31st, 2013|Advocacy, Fundraiser|0 Comments

Please consider supporting Camp Achieve 2013 and pave the way for our campers to create unforgettable memories, build relationships and experience the best that summer has to offer! This summer while most kids are enjoying their time off at camp, swimming, or even going for a bike ride, know that there are many kids who [...]

15 July, 2013

The L.E.A.P to Understanding

By | 2017-05-09T02:08:11+00:00 July 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The L.E.A.P. to Understanding – Local Epilepsy Awareness Project Invites You To ... Join Us on For A Community Conversation About Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders  With Your Help We Will: Identify our community needs, existing services, and service gaps. Deepen our connections as a community concerned about the impact of epilepsy on children. Inspire action that would [...]

14 May, 2013

School Nurses Webinar

By | 2017-05-09T02:09:45+00:00 May 14th, 2013|Education|0 Comments

  Tuesday, May 21st  from 3:30—4:30 pm Let the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA in collaboration with the Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central PA  train you on seizure recognition,  first aid and classroom management. This webinar will be presented by Dennis Dlugos, the Director of the Pediatric Regional Epilepsy Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Program is free [...]

15 April, 2013

Community Outreach in Bethlehem

By | 2017-05-09T02:11:04+00:00 April 15th, 2013|Awareness|0 Comments

Join Us at St. Luke's Hospital Community Outreach in the Bethlehem/Easton area 6:00 pm – 6:30 Meet and Greet 6:30-7:30 Speaker These informal and educational meetings are open to the public.  Anyone can attend! Location: St. Luke’s Hospital – Anderson Campus Medical Office Building Follow signs to the Conference Room 1700 Riverside Circle Easton, PA  [...]

4 April, 2013

Wilkes-Barre Area Art Program Gives Confidence to People with Epilepsy

By | 2017-05-09T02:12:00+00:00 April 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wilkes-Barre, March 22, 2013- Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program is being offered for the FIRST time for people with epilepsy in the Wyoming Valley Area of North Eastern Pennsylvania. Offered by Epilepsy Foundation affiliates across the country, Studio E empowers people with epilepsy to creatively express feelings related to epilepsy and connect with [...]

12 March, 2013

A Day of Music in Support of Epilepsy Awareness

By | 2017-05-09T02:12:39+00:00 March 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CONTACT: Kylie Anzalone (267) 688-3616 kylie_anzalone@yahoo.com Julia Greenberger (215) 629-5003 x107 jgreenberger@efepa.org www.efepa.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A Day of Music in Support of Epilepsy Awareness Join us at the Fuge for live music while raising funds for epilepsy! Warminster, PA – March 12, 2013 – Supporters of the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania will host a [...]

7 March, 2013

Anyone in the World Can Have a Seizure… But in PA, Epilepsy Programs are in More Danger!

By | 2017-05-09T13:19:18+00:00 March 7th, 2013|Legislative|0 Comments

Act NOW - Contact Your PA State Representative and Senator Today VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR EPILEPSY PROGRAMS March 12th is Epilepsy Awareness Day in PA's state capital in Harrisburg. Epilepsy services have been zeroed out in the proposed budget so we need your help! Take the time to call,e-mail, write or fax your PA State Representative [...]