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MY daughter is severely disabled and suffers from a severe form of myoclonic epilepsy Myoclonic epilepsy refers to a family of epilepsies which present with myoclonus.

They are divided into two main families:
  • progressive myoclonic epilepsy
  • juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
.

Any change of any sort of her medication can have a very severe and adverse effect on her condition (which is life limiting) and can push her into status epilepticus status ep·i·lep·ti·cus
n.
A condition in which one major attack of epilepsy succeeds another with little or no intermission.


status epilepticus Neurology 1.
, a dangerous and life threatening condition.

I have to wonder, if pharmacists decide to issue my daughter with a cheap version of her epileptic epileptic /ep·i·lep·tic/ (ep?i-lep´tik)
1. pertaining to or affected with epilepsy.

2. a person affected with epilepsy.


ep·i·lep·tic
n.
One who has epilepsy.
 drugs, not authorised by her GP, and she goes into status and dies would I be able to sue the pharmacist? Have they any idea what they are playing about with here, all for the sake of saving money before lives? Why is it that everything these days revolves around profit, money and pure greed? P Yendle Ffordd Gerdinan, Tonteg
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 6, 2009
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