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Epilepsy community encouraged to show support for proposed provincial strategy

June 21, 2012

Epilepsy Ontario is urging the epilepsy community to help end disparities in epilepsy care in the province. Many people living with uncontrolled seizures in Ontario do not get access to the medical services they require. To address the problem and help people access services, a panel of epilepsy experts, in conjunction with the Ontario Health…

Epilepsy Ontario examines strategy delivery in a changing world

June 7, 2012

Looking ahead into fiscal year 2012-13, Epilepsy Ontario needs to examine ways to deliver its strategy in a world that’s changing for nonprofit organizations. This was Epilepsy Ontario executive committee president Elisa McFarlane’s message at the organization’s May 29 annual general meeting. Of note, Epilepsy Ontario needs to be looking at four key trends —…

Epilepsy community urged to alert MPs about drug-shortage issue

May 17, 2012

Are you affected by a drug shortage? Contact your health-care provider if your pharmacy is unable to fill your prescription. People with epilepsy should not make any changes to their treatment (i.e. skipping doses, reducing the dose, or discontinuing a drug) without consulting their health-care provider. Your physician or nurse practitioner can discuss the potential…

Epilepsy community moves provincial strategy a step forward

March 13, 2012

Epilepsy Action Day successfully creates buy-in from MPPs Deron Hamel Melanie Jeffrey says the recent Epilepsy Action Day held at Queen’s Park proved to be a valuable step forward in creating a provincial epilepsy strategy. Jeffrey, a member of the epilepsy community and outspoken advocate for epilepsy awareness, says the best thing that could come…