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2013-11-01 10:46:34

50 years after valproate was first discovered, research published today in the journal Neurobiology of Disease, reports how the drug works to block seizure progression. Valproate (variously labelled worldwide as Epilim, Depacon, Depakene, Depakote, Orlept, Episenta, Orfiril, and Convulex) is one of the world's most highly prescribed treatments for epilepsy. It was first discovered to be an effective treatment for epilepsy, by accident, in 1963 by a group of French scientists. In...

2013-10-22 23:30:57

Throughout June and August 2013, investors and health plans are going after Depakote manufacturer Abbott Laboratories with a lawsuit regarding its marketing practices. Connecticut law firm Trantolo & Trantolo, in response to this and other recent cases, is assisting with Depakote-related claims. Hartford, CT (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 On June 5, 2013, U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall in Chicago denied a request to dismiss a lawsuit from shareholders alleging Depakote manufacturer...

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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The finding allows for women who suffer from seizures to make a more informed decision when deciding if they want to have a child. "For many women on epilepsy medication, the desire to start a family can be...

2013-07-18 23:24:46

MomDoc, Drs. Goodman and Partridge, OB/GYN, advise mothers to stay away from certain migraine drugs. (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 Some migraine medicines on the market today have exhibited potential to lower a child's IQ scores when exposed in the womb. A study, done by the Neurodevelopment Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs (NEAD), showed that children exposed to these particular migraine drugs have IQ scores that are eight to eleven points lower, at age six, than other children. Valproate...

2013-05-29 23:04:06

In response to the FDA´s Drug Safety Communications statement on May 6, 2013, Connecticut law firm Trantolo & Trantolo is accepting Depakote-related claims. Hartford, CT (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Prescribed for seizure treatment since 1983, Depakote, in recent years, has been associated with birth defects and lower IQs when women take it during pregnancy, according to studies, both published in the New England Journal of Medicine, “Valproic Acid Monotherapy in Pregnancy and Major...

Migraine Meds During Pregnancy May Lower Child's IQ
2013-05-07 05:29:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning women who are of childbearing age not to use several varieties of migraine medicine which could decrease the intelligence of their babies if taken while pregnant. According to Reuters, the medications — Abbott Laboratories' Depacon, Depakote, Depakote CP, Depakote ER and Depakene, as well as Noven Therapeutics LLC's Stavzor and the generic versions of each drug — all...

2013-04-24 12:35:59

Maternal use of valproate (a drug used for the treatment of epilepsy and other neuropsychological disorders) during pregnancy was associated with a significantly increased risk of autism in offspring, according to a study in the April 24 issue of JAMA. The authors caution that these findings must be balanced against the treatment benefits for women who require valproate for epilepsy control. "Anti-epileptic drug exposure during pregnancy has been associated with an increased risk for...

2012-09-19 23:00:41

According to court documents, on August 3rd, 2012, lead plaintiff Nathanael Rymsza and 6 others filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court (case no. 12-L-403) alleging their children suffered birth defects after the mothers took Depakote during the first trimester of pregnancy. Depakote is a drug, manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, most commonly prescribed for psychiatric conditions like manic depressive disorder (bipolar disorder) and to prevent migraine headaches. Now,...

2011-04-28 00:00:29

The law firm of Atkins & Markoff, a team of Oklahoma defective drug attorneys, hereby announces that the firm is reviewing claims free of charge regarding Depakote birth defects along with a full Depakote resource at http://www.atkinsandmarkoff.com. Depakote is an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug that has recently been found to lead to birth defetcs when used during pregnancy. Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 The Oklahoma law firm of Atkins & Markoff hereby announces...

2011-04-15 00:00:30

Anticonvulsant medications such as Depakote are being found to possibly cause birth defects according to recent studies. Victims of these anticonvulsant birth defects may need financial help to provide potential life-long medical care for children born with such conditions as spina bifida, heart malformations, or physical cleft injuries. More information about this can be found at http://www.consumerjusticefoundation.com. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 14, 2011 The Consumer Justice Foundation (CJF)...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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