Mysoline Shortages

The Health Products Regulatory Authority have confirmed that there is a shortage of Mysoline (Primidone) 250mg in Ireland. 

Manufacturing delays have been cited as the reason behind the delay and the expected return date of the drug is the end of December 2019.

Epidyolex receives marketing approval by European Commission

Further to our recent news article here, we can confirm that CBD based drug Epidyolex has received marketing approval by the EU commission.

Approval for the drug has been granted for in Lennox Gastaut & Dravet Syndromes in patients over two years old who are already prescribed Clobazam (Frisium). The marketing approval will apply to all EU member states, including Ireland.

Meta-Analysis Study points to higher success rate for early surgical intervention

A meta-analysis of studies regarding epilepsy surgery has concluded that the earlier surgical intervention takes place, the more chance a person has of becoming seizure- free.

The analysis was conducted by researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy of the University of Gothenburg in conjunction with the Swedish Council for Assessment of Health Technology.