UK pharmacists say epilepsy medication shortages have reached ‘crisis point’

Posted by DAN PRICE | 30th January 2024

A national shortage of some epilepsy medications in the UK is putting patients’ safety at risk.

Tens of thousands of patients in the UK are struggling to access vital epilepsy medication amid a drug shortage.

Charlotte Kelly has lived with epilepsy for over 20 years and takes two tablets a day to manage her condition. She has been forced to ration her medication due to the shortage.

“If I’m being truthfully honest, I’m scared,” Kelly told Sky News.

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