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While brand switching in epilepsy is not encouraged, the high prevalence of antiseizure medications shortages, particularly for generic brands, means that avoidance of brand switching is not always possible. In …

Health Minister Greg Hunt has highlighted this month’s new PBS listings, including access to a medicinal cannabis drug From 1 May 2021, Australians living with Dravet syndrome have access to …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Efficacy and safety of paracetamol for pain relief This overview of systematic reviews concluded that evidence regarding the effectiveness …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Advise non-pharmacological therapy as first line treatment for chronic insomnia Guidelines recommend non-pharmacological approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy, as …

Louis Roller has the lowdown on medicinal cannabis Cannabis (Cannabis sativa and others) is a plant that contains over 500 natural components, of which some 80 are cannabinoids. The main …

by Shalini Arunogiri, Monash University; Dan Lubman, Monash University, and Rose Crossin, Monash University Pregabalin (sold under the brand name Lyrica) is prescribed as an anti-epileptic and a painkiller for …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news  Cannabidiol for treating drug-resistant epilepsy in children In this small trial of 39 children in NSW with drug-resistant epilepsy and uncountable …

One in seven Australians prescribed pregabalin are at risk of misusing the substance, new research has shown Conducted by researchers at the NSW Poisons Information Centre, the University of Sydney …

An Australian trial of 40 children with hard-to-treat epilepsy shows that cannabidiol may have some positive effects with a manageable side effect profile The research, published in the Medical Journal …

An antiepileptic add-on treatment that has been shown to be effective without the need to titrate for tolerability is now available on the PBS Briviact (brivaracetam) is an add-on therapy …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Cannabis for paediatric epilepsy: challenges and conundrums Evidence for its efficacy in treating epilepsy is limited but growing, with …

Louis Roller takes a look at epilepsy, including a medicinal cannabis update Epilepsy is defined as a chronic seizure disorder, or group of disorders, characterised by seizures that usually recur …