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Effective Epilepsy Drug Valproate May Cause Birth Defects
2013-08-26 10:47:52

The anti-seizure drug valproate has been shown to be extremely effective, but a new study has found that it increases the risk of pregnant women giving birth to a child with spina bifida or hypospadias when taken in higher doses.

2013-08-19 23:22:58

As Businessweek published on August 16, a new lawsuit alleges that Abbott engaged in racketeering when it led an effort to market Depakote for unapproved uses.

2013-08-15 15:14:58

A study by Johns Hopkins researchers shows that a fifth of U.S. neurologists appear unaware of serious drug safety risks associated with various anti-epilepsy drugs, potentially jeopardizing the health of patients who could be just as effectively treated with safer alternative medications.

2013-08-06 23:22:10

The lawyer and consumer rights advocate from the Driscoll Firm, P.C., points to a study cited by the FDA, indicating a connection between pregnant women using migraine headache medications such

2013-07-29 23:25:33

d’Oliveira & Associates is investigating allegations that this drug may be linked to birth defects like cleft lip or palate.

2013-07-18 11:47:24

Children whose mothers took antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) while pregnant are at increased risk of early development issues.

2013-06-30 23:00:54

Achieve Clinical is Conducting a Double-Blinded, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Proof of Concept Phase 2a Study Exploring the Safety and Efficacy of a New Drug for the Treatment of


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dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.