5 August, 2014

EFEPA Supports Federal Medical Cannabis Bill

By | 2017-05-09T01:51:01-04:00 August 5th, 2014|Legislative, Treatment|0 Comments

 Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA Supports Medical Cannabis Legislation 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 in [...]

29 July, 2014

Penn and Mayo Clinic Challenging Researchers to Improve Treatments for Epilepsy

By | 2017-05-09T01:51:55-04:00 July 29th, 2014|Treatment|0 Comments

Researchers from the Health System and the 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 million Americans and [...]

2 April, 2014

Sign the Epilepsy Research and Medical Marijuana Petition!

By | 2017-05-09T01:58:30-04:00 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 [...]

5 April, 2012

Institute of Medicine’s Report: Epilepsy Across the Spectrum

By | 2017-05-09T13:33:35-04:00 April 5th, 2012|Advocacy, Awareness, Education, Treatment|0 Comments

Recently, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its report, Epilepsy across the Spectrum. The report highlights numerous gaps in the knowledge and management of epilepsy and recommends actions for improving the lives of those with epilepsy and their families, while promoting a better understanding of the disorder.  It also brings to light that at least [...]

11 January, 2012

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

By | 2017-05-09T13:36:37-04:00 January 11th, 2012|Epilepsy Medication, Treatment|0 Comments

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 [...]

25 October, 2011

Epilepsy Education & Information Exchange

By | 2017-05-09T13:40:23-04:00 October 25th, 2011|Education, November Epilepsy Awareness Month, Treatment|0 Comments

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month and there is no better way to educate yourself then attending our FREE Annual Epilepsy Education & Information Exchange, Saturday, November 12, 2011. This year's conference topic is "Taking Control" and we are privileged to have Dr. Christopher Skidmore join us as our keynote speaker. Dr. Christopher T. Skidmore is [...]

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