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  1. Two Pediatric Epilepsy Drugs Work Equally Well

    Two Pediatric Epilepsy Drugs Work Equally Well

    Researchers comparing two drugs used to treat epileptic seizures in children — lorazepam (Ativan) and diazepam (Valium) — found no difference between them in safety or effectiveness. Although previous studies gave the edge to Ativan, Dr. James Chamberlain, lead researcher for the new study, gave several reasons why Valium might...

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  2. The State of CBD for Epilepsy In Florida

    The State of CBD for Epilepsy In Florida

    The Miami Herald has put together an excellent piece on the current legislative session on CBD for Epilepsy . House sponsor remains confident he can win the governor’s support for a bill to provide restricted use of a marijuana extract for certain ailments despite the state’s surgeon general’s opposition. Efforts to...

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  3. Epilepsy Gets New Clinical Definition

    Epilepsy Gets New Clinical Definition

    A new clinical definition for epilepsy has been created by a task force of epilepsy experts, with the aim of “refining the scope” of patients diagnosed with the disease. In 2005, the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) task force authored a report offering a definition of epilepsy as “a disorder of the...

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