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Voices of Epilepsy

Pharmaceutical companies need to explain why drug shortages occur in order to prevent them

February 4, 2016

By Deron Hamel Stakeholders would be better positioned to offer solutions to prevent medication shortages if pharmaceutical companies provided public explanations about why shortages happen, says Epilepsy Ontario’s director of information and client services Suzanne Nurse. Following public consultation in 2014, the Canadian government announced it would be mandating the country’s pharmaceutical manufacturers to publicly…

Video examines dos and don’ts surrounding tonic-clonic seizures

January 28, 2016

By Deron Hamel When it comes to epileptic seizures, it’s safe to say tonic-clonic seizures are the most recognized – and misunderstood – variety. A new video on Epilepsy Ontario’s website provides insight into what tonic-clonic seizures are, what to do if you see someone having this type of seizure and what not to do.…

Focal dyscognitive seizures explored in new video

January 21, 2016

By Deron Hamel A businessman is giving a presentation in a boardroom. Suddenly, he stops midspeech and begins to blankly stare. Then he starts to fidget and wander. One of his colleagues notices something is not right, but she has seen this before. She walks over to the man and slowly begins to guide him…

Thesis examines disclosure among young women with epilepsy

January 14, 2016

By Deron Hamel When searching for a topic for her master’s thesis at Brock University, Suzanne McGuire noticed a lack of published information about how young women living with epilepsy disclose their condition. Epilepsy, McGuire notes, is one of the oldest documented medical conditions, yet, there is little information about how people disclose their condition.…