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West Virginia to receive $1 million in Depakote settlement

Posted on May 22nd, 2012 No Comments

The state of West Virginia has been scheduled to receive nearly $1 million in the Depakote marketing settlement after Abbott Laboratories was ordered to pay nearly $1.5 billion to resolve claims that Depakote was marketed illegally to treat disorders that it was not approved to do so. In the case, Depakote was ordered to give […]

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New Jersey students working to raise awareness for cleft lip, palate

Posted on March 5th, 2012 No Comments

New Jersey students are currently working to raise awareness for children suffering from cleft lip and palate. They will be hosting a Joke-a-Thon at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at 11:30 a.m,. The Operation Smile Club at the school as well as the non-porfit group also called Operation Smile work to raise awareness about these birth […]

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San Francisco study done on seizure recovery

Posted on February 20th, 2012 No Comments

According to a nationwide study done in San Francisco, seizure patients have a better chance of recovering from any brain issue if paramedics inject the patients with medication at the scene. “It’s going to make it more likely the seizure will stop by the time they get to the hospital,” said Dr. Claude Hemphill, a […]

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Four percent of U.S. adults have Bipolar disorder

Posted on February 13th, 2012 No Comments

In the U.S. nearly four percent of all adults will have Bipolar disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Out of those that suffer from the disorder, many of them suffer severe side effects. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depressive disorder, is a condition in the brain that causes mood swings that […]

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Epilepsy surgery may help with long term symptoms

Posted on February 9th, 2012 No Comments

A new study is suggesting that surgery to correct epilepsy may be proving to be a beneficial long term treatment. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have recently done a study on 361 epilepsy patients that all had the surgery done by the same surgeon between the years 1967 and 1990. Over […]

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Michigan University researchers make progress on Autism treatment

Posted on December 12th, 2011 No Comments

A new study done by Michigan University researchers has shown that it can be helpful for autistic children to imitate other children’s social skills. The study shows that preschoolers and toddlers with autism who were taught to imitate their peers showed more attempt to get researchers attention using gestures then did other children with autism. […]

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Study: Fetuses exposed to valporate nearly three times more likely to develop Autism

Posted on December 5th, 2011 No Comments

A new study released shows that if epilepsy medication with the valporate ingredient is used during pregnancy, these children are three times more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder than other children. Denmark researchers studied 656,000 children that were born in the country between 1996 and 2006. The women in the study filled prescriptions for […]

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Tips for preparing your case for court

Posted on December 1st, 2011 No Comments

When filing a civil lawsuit, many people are unsure what to do because they usually do not have prior experience with a court room or court cases. This is why it is particularly important to have experienced representation on your side that will be able to answer all of your questions and walk you through […]

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Whistleblower lawsuit filed over Abbott’s Depakote ‘off-labeling’

Posted on November 14th, 2011 No Comments

A whisteblower lawsuit filed against Abbott Laboratories for allegedly telling employees to market epilepsy drugs for unapproved uses. According to Abbott Labs employees, the corporate message and federal law states that the company can only market drugs for approved use. But this message was different during training because trainees were allegedly told that they should […]

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Community happy with passage of anti-seizure medication

Posted on November 10th, 2011 No Comments

The passage of a new epilepsy bill has many people in the Orange County area excited and relieved. The new bill means states that non-medical personnel, such as teachers, can now administer an anti-seizure medication to students. The new law will go into effect on Jan. 1 and will counter act a bill that was […]

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