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2009-11-03 08:05:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB, an active participant in the epilepsy community for more than a decade, is proudly launching a variety of patient-centered initiatives in honor of Epilepsy Awareness Month in November. These programs are the culmination of years of experience in the epilepsy community and seek to empower patients, improve epilepsy care, and raise awareness about the condition. "At UCB, our goal has always been to make a meaningful and lasting difference in the epilepsy...

2009-11-02 06:00:00

Harnessing the power of professional athletes, who wear helmets in their careers, to help erase the stigma associated with epilepsy. CHICAGO and NEW YORK, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. The Lennox Gastaut Syndrome Foundation (LGSF) and the American Epilepsy Outreach Foundation (AEOF) has joined with Eisai Pharmaceuticals and Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals to co-host the 1st Annual Helmets for Hope(TM) Campaign. The Helmets for Hope(TM) is an awareness...

2009-08-21 16:15:00

TITUSVILLE, N.J., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a complete response letter regarding the New Drug Application (NDA) for carisbamate, an anti-epileptic drug in development, announced Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The NDA, filed in October 2008 by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, L.L.C. (J&JPRD) on behalf of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. seeks approval to market carisbamate (COMFYDE(TM))...

2009-06-29 00:00:00

S. MAMEDE DO CORONADO, Portugal, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Data presented today, in Budapest, demonstrated that add-on treatment with the novel, once-daily anti-epileptic Zebinix(R)* (eslicarbazepine acetate; ESL) resulted in a marked and sustained decrease in seizure frequency over the long-term(1). Results from the one-year extension of a pivotal Eslicarbazepine Acetate phase III study were presented at the International Congress for Epilepsy in Budapest, Hungary. Patients not...

2009-06-02 16:01:35

U.S. researchers have found an FDA-approved drug that might prevent genetically caused epilepsy also might help prevent more common forms of the condition. Washington University School of Medicine researchers in St. Louis said they found the drug rapamycin may also help prevent forms of epilepsy caused by brain injury. The scientists determined rapamycin blocks brain changes believed to cause seizures in rats. In a paper last year, the same group showed rapamycin prevents brain changes in...

2009-04-28 00:00:00

S.MAMEDE DO CORONADO, Portugal and LONDON, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- - New Option for Treatment of Epilepsy Patients With Partial Onset Seizures Bial-Portela & CA, S.A., (S. Mamede do Coronado, Portugal, President & CEO Dr Luis Portela), and Eisai Europe Limited (London; Chairman & CEO Yutaka Tsuchiya), the European subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, President & CEO: Haruo Naito), today announced that the novel once daily anti-epileptic Zebinix(R)*...

2009-03-23 10:47:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mahogney Ivory of Meridian, MS., will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cure for epilepsy. Ivory, 8, is one of 44 young people from across the country participating in Kids Speak Up!, a national program coordinated by the Epilepsy Foundation and funded by Abbott Laboratories. The...

2009-03-23 10:42:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tayler Johnson of Ramsey, MN, will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cure for epilepsy. Johnson, 14, is one of 44 young people from across the country participating in Kids Speak Up!, a national program coordinated by the Epilepsy Foundation and funded by Abbott Laboratories. The...

2009-03-23 10:42:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emily Barnes of Lafayette, LA, will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cure for epilepsy. Barnes, 15, is one of 44 young people from across the country participating in Kids Speak Up!, a national program coordinated by the Epilepsy Foundation and funded by Abbott Laboratories....

2009-03-23 10:39:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Claire Franzen of Centennial, CO, will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cure for epilepsy. Franzen, 10, is one of 44 young people from across the country participating in Kids Speak Up!, a national program coordinated by the Epilepsy Foundation and funded by Abbott Laboratories....


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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