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Valproate and birth defects: were you told the facts?

The anti-convulsant drug, sodium valproate, is used to treat epilepsy. It is also used as a mood stabiliser for people with bipolar disorder. Valproate is also known by various trade names, including Epilim and Epival. Valproate is very effective at...

Epilepsy medicine Valproate linked to birth defects

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has changed the licensing rules controlling the prescription of valproate drugs for women and girls of childbearing age with epilepsy. The new contraindication of drugs such as Epilim in...

£40,000 compensation after man was given a fatal overdose of Diamorphine

Cambridgeshire pensioner David Gray, 70, was given a  fatal overdose  of a painkilling drug in 2008. He was injected with 10 times the recommended dosage. Mr Grey was seen by Dr Daniel Ubani, a locum German doctor employed by the NHS. It has...

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