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#Epilepsy Ireland

# epilepsy-ireland - Monday 27 December, 2021

Families still waiting for inquiry into use of drug that causes birth defects
# Risk To Baby
# Risk To Baby

Families still waiting for inquiry into use of drug that causes birth defects

Dec 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 40,600 Views 24 Comments
  • Health Minister Stephen Donnelly committed to an inquiry a year ago, reports Noteworthy's Maria Delaney
  • The 'vast majority' of the recommended services for affected children have not been put in place
  • Four nurses - a key measure to 'reduce harm in the future' - are still not appointed

# epilepsy-ireland - Friday 16 April, 2021

Valproate scandal: Parents feel failed by State over drug that harmed their children
# Risk To Baby
# Risk To Baby

Valproate scandal: Parents feel failed by State over drug that harmed their children

Apr 16th 2021, 12:01 AM 52,092 Views 9 Comments

Noteworthy finds that pleas for help from women impacted by valproate (Epilim) continue to be dismissed.

# epilepsy-ireland - Friday 3 July, 2020

Survey finds one in six women taking epilepsy medication don’t know the risk it poses to pregnancy
# Warning
# Warning

Survey finds one in six women taking epilepsy medication don’t know the risk it poses to pregnancy

Jul 3rd 2020, 5:51 PM 11,184 Views 8 Comments

The HSE has estimated that up to 1,250 children may have been impacted in Ireland.

# epilepsy-ireland - Friday 22 March, 2019

HSE conference to discuss pregnant women's use of epilepsy drug that is being compared to thalidomide
# Epilim
# Epilim

HSE conference to discuss pregnant women's use of epilepsy drug that is being compared to thalidomide

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:05 AM 12,982 Views 4 Comments

Epilim’s use by pregnant women has been restricted in recent years.

# epilepsy-ireland - Monday 12 February, 2018

'If I miss my meds, it's a matter of hours before I have a seizure': Rick O'Shea on life with epilepsy
# Epilepsy Ireland
# Epilepsy Ireland

'If I miss my meds, it's a matter of hours before I have a seizure': Rick O'Shea on life with epilepsy

Feb 12th 2018, 6:30 AM 3,483 Views 51 Comments

The RTE broadcaster had his first seizure aged 16.

# epilepsy-ireland - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Epilepsy drug which has left 400 Irish children with disabilities to come under EU review today
# Valproate
# Valproate

Epilepsy drug which has left 400 Irish children with disabilities to come under EU review today

Sep 26th 2017, 6:25 AM 20,684 Views 8 Comments

An Irish woman whose three children have disabilities will give evidence at a public hearing today.

# epilepsy-ireland - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Complaint upheld against gym over 'epileptic fit' ad
# Airside Bootcamp
# Airside Bootcamp

Complaint upheld against gym over 'epileptic fit' ad

Apr 21st 2016, 6:10 AM 27,618 Views 18 Comments

Epilepsy Ireland said the Facebook ad had caused upset and hurt to people with epilepsy and their families.

# epilepsy-ireland - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

"I was diagnosed when I was 14 and it was very scary. There is still no reason for it"
# Epilepsy
# Epilepsy

"I was diagnosed when I was 14 and it was very scary. There is still no reason for it"

Feb 3rd 2015, 10:25 AM 14,031 Views 15 Comments

A former Irish cricketer talks about her diagnosis of epilepsy.

# epilepsy-ireland - Saturday 13 September, 2014

These men will swim in the Irish sea for 24 hours to raise money for epilepsy
# Gruelling
# Gruelling

These men will swim in the Irish sea for 24 hours to raise money for epilepsy

Sep 13th 2014, 12:43 PM 9,708 Views 14 Comments

The swim is in memory of a family friend with epilepsy who died in 2010.

# epilepsy-ireland - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Epilepsy Ireland 'extremely frustrated' about drug substitution
# Anti-epileptic Drugs
# Anti-epileptic Drugs

Epilepsy Ireland 'extremely frustrated' about drug substitution

May 9th 2013, 7:22 PM 9,267 Views 37 Comments

The group believe generic versions of anti-epileptic drugs could lead to “breakthrough seizures”.

# epilepsy-ireland - Monday 11 February, 2013

20% of people would not employ someone with epilepsy - survey
# EUROPEAN EPILEPSY DAY
# EUROPEAN EPILEPSY DAY

20% of people would not employ someone with epilepsy - survey

Feb 11th 2013, 9:03 AM 4,657 Views 38 Comments

Many common misconceptions about epilepsy and its treatment still exist in Ireland. Here’s what you need to know.