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2011-10-24 09:34:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Oct. 21, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Onfi tablets (clobazam) for use as an adjunctive (add-on) treatment for seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in adults and children 2 years of age and older. As Onfi is intended to treat a disease or condition that affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States, it was granted orphan drug designation by the FDA. (Logo:...

2011-10-21 12:56:00

Medical and Community Professionals Speak about Epilepsy SEATTLE, Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- - The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest announces the annual November Epilepsy Awareness Month Conference to be held at the University of Washington Medical Center - Health Sciences Center in Seattle on Saturday, November 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The educational seminars are open to the public and will provide information about a variety of topics surrounding epilepsy. The...

2011-10-20 09:34:14

The American Academy of Neurology is releasing an updated guideline on how to best treat essential tremor, which is the most common type of tremor disorder and is often confused with other movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease. The guideline is published in the October 19, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Essential tremor affects the hands, head and voice and can be disabling for the estimated 10 million people in the...

2011-10-20 07:45:00

Winning Products and Technologies to Be Unveiled at Third Biennial Epilepsy PipelineConference in San Francisco on February 2, 2012 WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Therapy Project (ETP), a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate new therapies for people living with epilepsy and seizures and the parent organization of epilepsy.com, today announced a "Shark Tank" competition and is now inviting entries that represent the most innovative ideas...

2011-10-19 07:00:00

HILTON HEAD, S.C., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you take fainting to heart? The majority of Americans don't. Although fainting affects an estimated one million people in the United States each year,(1) a national survey released today by the patient advocacy group STARS (Syncope Trust and Reflex Anoxic Seizures) and supported by Medtronic Inc., shows that one in two Americans are unaware that fainting could be a warning sign for a serious, potentially life-threatening heart condition....

2011-10-18 09:52:00

Removing Half the Brain Only Treatment for Neurological Disease That Strikes Otherwise Healthy Children DARIEN, Conn., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The RE Children's Project, a non-profit organization founded to increase awareness and fund research into Rasmussen Encephalitis (RE), a rare neurological disease that causes intractable epileptic seizures, cognitive deficits and paralysis of half of the body, is excited to announce a unique research consortium between Children's...

2011-10-17 07:07:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release was written by Samantha Macher: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111017/DC87070LOGO) Imagine a crisp fall day in rural Middleburg, Virginia. Leaves of red and orange dangling lithely from their branches, cool air rushing down the sidewalk, briskly sweeping away the heat of the long summer days, your feet pounding against the pavement as you finish the tenth mile of your marathon training -- Autumn has...

2011-10-13 11:00:00

Conference Unites Innovators, Clinicians, Industry, Investors and Epilepsy Community in San Francisco on February 2-4, 2012 Early Registration Now Open WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Therapy Project (ETP), a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate new therapies for people living with epilepsy and seizures and the parent organization of epilepsy.com, announced today that the 3rd Biennial Epilepsy Pipeline Update Conference 2012 will...

2011-10-05 17:10:00

The 5K Walk/Run Highlights Efforts to Heighten Awareness for an Often Overlooked and Under Supported Disorder that Affects about 200,000 Individuals Across Southern California Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) October 05, 2011 The Epilepsy Foundation Greater Los Angeles will host its first ever "Walk to End Epilepsy" at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA on Sunday, October 16, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The non-competitive 5K run/walk is expected to draw thousands of people from the region in a...

2011-09-26 08:40:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. [http://www.upsher-smith.com] today announced the presentation of Phase I data showing that once daily administration of USL255, a proprietary extended-release (ER) formulation of the epilepsy medication topiramate, demonstrated equivalent topiramate exposure to immediate-release (IR) topiramate dosed twice daily. These findings were presented Monday, September 26, at the American Neurological...