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#epilim

# epilim - Friday 7 January, 2022

Irish families impacted by valproate scandal welcome French court ruling allowing class action
# Sodium Valproate
# Sodium Valproate

Irish families impacted by valproate scandal welcome French court ruling allowing class action

Jan 7th 2022, 6:00 AM 21,528 Views 3 Comments

The move in France comes as Irish families await a long-promised inquiry into the use of the drug here.

# epilim - 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

# epilim - 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.

# epilim - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Women 'dismissed' by doctors over mesh and epilepsy drug fears 'deserve apology'
# Ignored
# Ignored

Women 'dismissed' by doctors over mesh and epilepsy drug fears 'deserve apology'

Jul 8th 2020, 12:02 AM 21,813 Views 9 Comments

Irish patient groups call for a State apology and similar inquiries here following the publication of a UK report.

# epilim - 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.

# epilim - Saturday 18 November, 2017

'We shouldn't have to beg': Irish mothers' fight to be heard on drug linked to birth defects
# Epilim
# Epilim

'We shouldn't have to beg': Irish mothers' fight to be heard on drug linked to birth defects

Nov 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 19,085 Views 12 Comments

Women who took an epilepsy drug while pregnant say they were not told it could harm their babies.