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6 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Alabama school board member Mary Scott Hunter to jump out of plane to help fight genetic...

Alabama school board member Mary Scott Hunter said Monday she was jumping out of a plane as part of a fundraiser for CDKL5, a rare genetic disorder.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

10 hrs ago | BioSpace

The Upsher-Smith Laboratories Galaxy??? Portfolio Of Antiepileptic Drugs Now Available

The current Upsher-Smith Galaxy Portfolio includes seven frequently prescribed AEDs which represent more than one out of every three prescriptions written for seizure disorders.1 The launch of the Upsher-Smith Galaxy demonstrates the company's commitment to simplifying access to effective treatments and reducing healthcare costs.


Related Topix: Epilepsy, Medicine, Health, Topamax, Topiramate (generic)

14 hrs ago | KMIZ

Bill would legalize some cannabis strains

That was the middle of March, when Haleigh's brain was being short-circuited by hundreds of seizures a day, overrunning the array of five potent drugs meant to control them.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Medicine, Health, Colorado Springs, CO, Depakote, Valproic Acid (generic)

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WYMG-FM Springfield

Those with Epilepsy Added to List of Patients Who Can Use Medical Marijuana in Illinois

This new law, effective in January, applies to adults, who would be allowed to smoke medical marijuana, and to children, if they have permission from a parent and are given a non-smokable form of cannabis.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Medicine, Health, Washington, IL

Fri Jul 25, 2014

JD Supra

Is Off-Label Drug Promotion Protected Free Speech?

It is a very common practice. Drug sales reps visit a client, usually a hospital, a clinic or a doctor, with the sole purpose of selling a drug or medical device.


Related Topix: Sales, Medicine, Topamax, Topiramate (generic), Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Seven reasons why THC in cannabis is good medicine

With a growing number of states, particularly in the southern U.S., starting to accept the medicinal benefits of cannabidiol, or CBD, a therapeutic compound found in the cannabis plant that is beneficial for treating seizures, inflammation and other health conditions, the more widely known cannabis compound tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is being ... (more)


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Health, Pain, Life, Veteran Affairs, Nausea

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Alabama Live

Pelham targeting City Park for Carly's Clubhouse all-inclusive playground

Dustin Chandler of the Birmingham area talks to the Pelham City Council on July 7, 2014, about a proposal to create a community-funded playground accessible by all children including those who are disabled or with other special needs.


Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Genetics, Medicine, Health

Chicago Tribune

Advocates hail legal pot for kids with seizures, hope to aid others

Families of children who suffer seizures are welcoming a new Illinois law that will allow kids like them to receive medical marijuana, as advocates look to broaden the law to treat other conditions.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Drugs, Medicine, Health, Marijuana, Family, Kids, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Fri Jul 18, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Editorial: Don't leave Charlotte's Web sellers to chance

Patients and parents of children who will use the drug should be able to do business with companies that will produce the safest, most efficacious products on the market - not simply the grower whose name is pulled out of a hat.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Health, Lottery, Rick Scott, US Governors, Marijuana, Opinion

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Folio Weekly

Cold Justice

A Davenport, Iowa, jury convicted terminal-cancer patient Benton Mackenzie, 48, in July on four marijuana-growing felonies, even though his purpose was to harvest cannabis oil to treat his bloody lesions and a tumor on his buttocks.


Related Topix: Davenport, IA, Marijuana, Medicine, Health

Mon Jul 14, 2014


Upsher-Smith Laboratories Announces Immediate Availability Of A...

Qudexy XR and Topiramate Extended-Release Capsules are indicated as initial monotherapy in patients 10 years of age and older with partial-onset seizures or primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures.


Related Topix: Topamax, Topiramate (generic), Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Health

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Parents' quest to bring Charlotte's Web pot strain to Florida draws critics

The parents of RayAnn Moseley, the Pensacola child with intractable epilepsy whose story softened the hearts of reluctant lawmakers, are fighting a new battle: getting Charlotte's Web to Florida.


Related Topix: Florida, Epilepsy, Medicine, Health, Drugs, Marijuana

Fri Jul 11, 2014


Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. Announces Health Canada Approval ...

APTIOMTM is not indicated for use in patients under 18 years of age. Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders and according to Epilepsy Canada, it affects 0.6% of the population and each year approximately 15,500 people learn they have epilepsy.


Related Topix: Epilepsy, Medicine, Health, Lamictal, Lamotrigine (generic), Carbamazepine (generic), Tegretol, Depakote, Valproic Acid (generic), Keppra, Levetiracetam (generic)


Biotie decides not to exercise option to acquire Neurelis, Inc. but...

Biotie decides not to exercise option to acquire Neurelis, Inc. but retains economic interest in future success of NRL-1 Biotie decides not to exercise option to acquire Neurelis, Inc. but retains economic interest in future success of NRL-1 Biotie Therapies Corp. today announced that it has decided not to exercise its exclusive option to acquire ... (more)


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Valium, Valrelease, Diazepam (generic), Health, Parkinson's Disease, Marketing

Thu Jul 10, 2014


Alhough legal, people can't get cannabis oil for seizures in Wisconsin

Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill in April legalizing cannabis oil to help treat seizures, but families are still unable to get access to it.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Marijuana, Scott Walker, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Washington Post

FDA weighs free speech, patient safety as it reviews rules

Should a pharmaceutical sales rep be allowed to tell a doctor that Topamax, a drug approved to treat seizures and prevent migraine headaches, might also help combat alcohol dependence ? Or suggest the epilepsy drug Neurontin could also help treat bipolar disorders or insomnia? Or offer data showing that any number of other drugs could have uses ... (more)


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Topamax, Topiramate (generic), Health, Epilepsy


Drug development: Illuminated targets

For most of the twentieth century, the development of medications to treat epilepsy relied on trial and error.


Related Topix: Epilepsy, Health, Davis, CA, UC Davis, Depakote, Valproic Acid (generic)


Food science: Fat chance

Dairy foods such as ice cream, yoghurt and butter can help to reduce seizure frequency and intensity in children with epilepsy.


Related Topix: Epilepsy, Medicine, Health, Life, Food, Dieting, Neurology, Genetics, Fasting

Alabama Live

Carly's Law father asks: Is potato salad more important than saving a child's life?

The Chandler family, who live in the Birmingham area, includes Amy with daughter Carly, 3, who has been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called CDKL5, and father Dustin and their son, Colton.


Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Genetics, Medicine, Health

Tue Jul 08, 2014

CBS Local

Medical Marijuana Legislation Aimed At Fighting For Patients

Fast forward to Sen. Chuck McIlhinney amending the bill presented by Sen. Folmer, outlining the the entire process of how the legalization would work.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Medicine, Health, Harrisburg, PA, Sports