NORSE - New Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus

Epilepsy.com Editor-In-Chief Dr. Joseph Sirven interviews Larry Hirsch, MD, Professor of Neurology at Yale University School of Medicine about New Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus (NORSE). They will discuss topics such as who is at risk, potential complications, and treatment.

Cannabis for Epilepsy: Where are We?

Epilepsy.com Editor-In-Chief Dr. Joseph Sirven interviews Orrin Devinsky MD and Daniel Friedman MD about the current state of the use of medical marijuana for epilepsy. Drs. Devinsky and Friedman recently released an article entitled "Cannabinoids in the Treatment of Epilepsy," which was published in the September 10 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

Cannabis for Epilepsy: Where are We?

Epilepsy.com Editor-In-Chief Dr. Joseph Sirven interviews Orrin Devinsky MD and Daniel Friedman MD about the current state of the use of medical marijuana for epilepsy. Drs. Devinsky and Friedman recently released an article entitled "Cannabinoids in the Treatment of Epilepsy," which was published in the September 10 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

Spritam—The first 3D printed drug

Epilepsy.com Editor-In-Chief Dr. Joseph Sirven interviews Aprecia CEO Don Wetherhold about Spritam, the first 3D printed drug. In early August, Aprecia announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved SPRITAM® (levetiracetam) tablets as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures, myoclonic seizures, and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in people with epilepsy. Spritam uses ZipDose® Technology platform, which produces a porous formulation through 3D printing; this allows the formulation to quickly disintegrate with a sip of liquid. Spritam will be available as 250mg, 500mg, 750mg, and 1000mg strengths in 60-count cartons (6x10) in a spearmint flavor. It is expected to be available for prescription in the first quarter of 2016.

Seizure Smart School District

Epilepsy.com Editor-In-Chief Dr. Joseph Sirven interviews Cindy Hiltz, Anoka-Hennepin District 11 Health Services Coordinator, and Katherine Nickels, MD about the Seizure Smart School District in Minnesota.

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