Professor Ley Sander, the principal epilepsy expert, directed people with epilepsy not to store medication themselves. The warning comes after pharmacists’ reports that they are facing supply problem with numerous regular drugs. There is a big concern about medication supply post Brexit. Few people are finding means to stock medicines themselves.
Sander proclaimed that the latest situation might lead to a shortage of medications. It is important for everybody to stay calm and follow their regular routine when it comes to receiving a repeat prescription. He added that post-Brexit emergency arrangements kept ready by the Department of Health and Social Care are the most effectual techniques to guarantee that everybody has a steady medication supply. While it is possible to discover options to numerous drugs, it can be very important for epilepsy patients to remain on a similar version of their drugs without being shifted to a diverse version.
On a similar note, FDA recently approved the Embrace smartwatch. This watch can be implemented for seizure tracking in kids as little as age 6. The Embrace, manufactured by Empatica Inc., senses motion patterns and indications from the body that might be linked with widespread tonic-clonic seizures and it notifies caregivers immediately.
This watch was approved by FDA for adult individuals in February 2018, according to Medscape Medical News. Orrin Devinsky, MD, Director, NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and the Saint Barnabas Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, proclaimed that the authorization of the Embrace watch to sense seizures in kids ages 6 years and the elder is a key step forward in the firm’s ability to recognize seizures speedily. Thereby, it let parents as well as others act in response. At present, over 3 Million US people live with epilepsy. It includes approximately 300,000 children younger than 14.