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11 hrs ago | Holtville Tribune

Low-doses of fish oil may reduce seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy

An estimated 3 million Americans suffer from epileptic seizures. Although drug therapies often successfully dampen the out-of-control neural firing that produces seizures, such drugs don't work for everyone.

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Related Topix: Supplement, Fish Oil, Medicine, Health, Epilepsy, Lamictal, Lamotrigine (generic), Carbamazepine (generic), Tegretol, Heart Disease

11 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Combining epilepsy drug, morphine can result in less pain, lower opioid doses

Adding a common epilepsy drug to a morphine regimen can result in better pain control with fewer side effects. Moreover, the combination can reduce the dosage of the opioid needed to be effective, according to a team of pain researchers at Indiana University.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Epilepsy, Carbamazepine (generic), Tegretol, Pharmacology

18 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Combining epilepsy drug, morphine can result in less pain, lower opioid doses

Adding a common epilepsy drug to a morphine regimen can result in better pain control with fewer side effects. Moreover, the combination can reduce the dosage of the opioid needed to be effective, according to a team of pain researchers at Indiana University.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Epilepsy, Carbamazepine (generic), Tegretol, Pharmacology

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Holtville Tribune

Low-doses of fish oil may reduce seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy

An estimated 3 million Americans suffer from epileptic seizures. Although drug therapies often successfully dampen the out-of-control neural firing that produces seizures, such drugs don't work for everyone.

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Related Topix: Supplement, Fish Oil, Medicine, Health, Epilepsy, Lamictal, Lamotrigine (generic), Carbamazepine (generic), Tegretol, Heart Disease

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KETV-TV

Iowa committee backs legalizing medical marijuana

A legislative committee narrowly recommended allowing medical marijuana to be grown and sold in Iowa to help people with epilepsy. The 10-member committee was formed to look at problems with a new law that was supposed to allow some epilepsy patients to get marijuana extract.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Iowa Government, Iowa, Health

WOWT-TV Omaha

Legislative Committee Recommends Allowing Medical Marijuana In Iowa

The 10-member committee was formed to look at problems with a new law that was supposed to allow some epilepsy patients to get marijuana extract. On Thursday, the committee also backed changing state law to reclassify marijuana so it would be easier to get as medication.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Iowa Government, Iowa, Medicine, Health

The Daily Beast

Seizure Med Turns You Into E.E. CummingsBy Cat Ferguson

After starting a new drug, an epileptic woman started writing 10 to 15 poems each day. Is this the weirdest side effect ever? Of all the retirees who take up a creative hobby, how many can say their seizures made them do it? That seems to be the case with one 76 year old woman, who had never shown much of an interest in poetry and suddenly became a prolific poet, writing as many as 15 poems a day, as reported in the neuroscience journal Neurocase .

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Related Topix: Health, Arts, Poetry, Lamictal, Lamotrigine (generic), Epilepsy

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Examiner.com

Anti-anxiety and insomnia medication linked to Alzheimer's disease

After many studies have been done on medication and its risks of cognitive impairment, the latest study has produced a link between anti-anxiety/ insomnia drugs and Alzheimer's disease. CBS News reported on Wednesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Medicine, Anxiety, Valium, Valrelease, Diazepam (generic), Ativan, Lorazepam (generic), Xanax, Alprazolam (generic)

CiteULike

Anticonvulsant therapy for status epilepticus

Background Status epilepticus is a medical emergency associated with significant mortality and morbidity that requires immediate and effective treatment. Objectives To determine whether a particular anticonvulsant is more effective or safer to use in status epilepticus compared to another and compared to placebo.

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Related Topix: Epilepsy, Medicine, Health, Valium, Valrelease, Diazepam (generic), Phenytoin (generic), Dilantin

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Colorado Springs Independent

That's some strain

Her seizures started when she was 3 months old, and she was later diagnosed with Dravet syndrome. The lifelong disorder is caused by a gene mutation in the brain that results in developmental disabilities as well as the type of grand mal seizures Charlotte was experiencing up to 50 times a day.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Klonopin, Clonazepam (generic), Valium, Valrelease, Diazepam (generic), Marijuana, Colorado, Colorado Government

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Examiner.com

Benzoes cause more anxiety over long term

The class of drugs known as Benzodiazepines are very effective for the treatment of anxiety, However, they were never intended for long-term use. Those of us in the treatment field regularly see people who have multi-year prescriptions for drugs such as Ativan, Xanax, Valium and Klonopin, classified as Benzoes.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Anxiety, Health, Ativan, Lorazepam (generic), Xanax, Alprazolam (generic), Klonopin, Clonazepam (generic), Valium, Valrelease, Diazepam (generic)

Science Blog

Low-doses of fish oil may reduce seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy

An estimated 3 million Americans suffer from epileptic seizures. Although drug therapies often successfully dampen the out-of-control neural firing that produces seizures, such drugs don't work for everyone.

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Related Topix: Supplement, Fish Oil, Medicine, Health, Epilepsy, Lamictal, Lamotrigine (generic), Carbamazepine (generic), Tegretol, Heart Disease

Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Mother cares for daughter with Angelman syndrome 7 minutes ago

"Shhh, Ava, shhh, shhh," Courtney De Luna whispers to her daughter, Ava Pina, while rocking her and stroking her soft brown hair as Ava's wails cut through the early morning darkness at their home in Victoria. Her husband, Justin Shoup, and son, Jacob, were sleeping in the next room while Courtney helped Ava get ready for school.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Hispanic Business

New Findings Reported from University of Geneva Describe Advances in...

Editor at Biotech Week -- Data detailed on Nervous System Diseases and Conditions have been presented. According to news reporting originating from , by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "To document the efficacy of clonazepam either free as a solution or loaded in solid lipid nanoparticles or mixed micelles , the in vitro blood-brain barrier permeability of the formulations was determined.

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Related Topix: Klonopin, Clonazepam (generic), Medicine, Health

BioSpace

Supernus Pharmaceuticals Announces Issuance of Fourth US Patent Protecting Oxtellar XR

Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced the issuance of a fourth patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office covering Oxtellar XRA , its novel once-daily extended-release oxcarbazepine product. The patent was issued by the USPTO on September 2, 2014.

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Related Topix: Patent / Trademark Law, Law, USPTO, Trileptal, Oxcarbazepine (generic), Medicine, Epilepsy, Health, Topamax, Topiramate (generic)

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Medical News Today

New indication for VIMPAT : anti-epileptic drug approved by FDA...

UCB has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a supplemental new drug application for VIMPAT C-V as monotherapy in the treatment of partial-onset seizures in patients with epilepsy aged 17 years and older.1 This is a new indication for VIMPAT which is already approved in the U.S. as adjunctive treatment for partial-onset ... (more)

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Health, Epilepsy

NorthJersey.com

Woodcliff Lake company sells U.S. drug rights to Canadian company

Eisai Inc., the U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Tokyo-based Eisai Co., said Wednesday that it sold its U.S. and Puerto Rican commercialization and distribution rights for the seizure treatment Zonegran to a Canadian-based health-care company.

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Related Topix: Woodcliff Lake, NJ, Biotech, Medicine, Eisai, Healthcare Industry, Eisai Co, Zonegran, Zonisamide (generic), Health, Epilepsy

Medical News Today

New indication for VIMPAT : anti-epileptic drug approved by FDA...

UCB has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a supplemental new drug application for VIMPAT C-V as monotherapy in the treatment of partial-onset seizures in patients with epilepsy aged 17 years and older.1 This is a new indication for VIMPAT which is already approved in the U.S. as adjunctive treatment for partial-onset ... (more)

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Health, Epilepsy

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Sys-Con Media

New indication for VIMPATA (lacosamide): UCB's anti-epileptic...

UCB also announced today that the FDA has approved a new single loading dose administration option for all formulations of VIMPATA , when used as monotherapy or adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial-onset seizures in patients with epilepsy aged 17 years and older.1 "People living with epilepsy have individual needs.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Health, Epilepsy

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Mind Hacks

A torrent of accidental poems

Neurology journal Neurocase has an interesting study of a women who started compulsively writing poetry after having brief epileptic amnesia treated with the anti-seizure drug lamotrigine.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Medicine, Lamictal, Lamotrigine (generic), Health

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