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# sodium-valproate - Friday 7 January, 2022

Irish families impacted by valproate scandal welcome French court ruling allowing class action
# Sodium Valproate
# Sodium Valproate

Irish families impacted by valproate scandal welcome French court ruling allowing class action

Jan 7th 2022, 6:00 AM 21,459 Views 3 Comments

The move in France comes as Irish families await a long-promised inquiry into the use of the drug here.

# sodium-valproate - Monday 27 December, 2021

Families still waiting for inquiry into use of drug that causes birth defects
# Risk To Baby
# Risk To Baby

Families still waiting for inquiry into use of drug that causes birth defects

Dec 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 40,533 Views 24 Comments
  • Health Minister Stephen Donnelly committed to an inquiry a year ago, reports Noteworthy's Maria Delaney
  • The 'vast majority' of the recommended services for affected children have not been put in place
  • Four nurses - a key measure to 'reduce harm in the future' - are still not appointed

# sodium-valproate - Friday 16 April, 2021

Valproate scandal: Parents feel failed by State over drug that harmed their children
# Risk To Baby
# Risk To Baby

Valproate scandal: Parents feel failed by State over drug that harmed their children

Apr 16th 2021, 12:01 AM 52,022 Views 9 Comments

Noteworthy finds that pleas for help from women impacted by valproate (Epilim) continue to be dismissed.

# sodium-valproate - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Donnelly commits to inquiry into anti-epilepsy drug linked to birth defects
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# Sodium Valproate

Donnelly commits to inquiry into anti-epilepsy drug linked to birth defects

Nov 24th 2020, 10:50 AM 18,889 Views 24 Comments

Valproate-containing medicines can cause birth defects and developmental disorders.

# sodium-valproate - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Women 'dismissed' by doctors over mesh and epilepsy drug fears 'deserve apology'
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# Ignored

Women 'dismissed' by doctors over mesh and epilepsy drug fears 'deserve apology'

Jul 8th 2020, 12:02 AM 21,796 Views 9 Comments

Irish patient groups call for a State apology and similar inquiries here following the publication of a UK report.

# sodium-valproate - Friday 3 July, 2020

Survey finds one in six women taking epilepsy medication don’t know the risk it poses to pregnancy
# Warning
# Warning

Survey finds one in six women taking epilepsy medication don’t know the risk it poses to pregnancy

Jul 3rd 2020, 5:51 PM 11,177 Views 8 Comments

The HSE has estimated that up to 1,250 children may have been impacted in Ireland.

# sodium-valproate - Saturday 18 November, 2017

'We shouldn't have to beg': Irish mothers' fight to be heard on drug linked to birth defects
# Epilim
# Epilim

'We shouldn't have to beg': Irish mothers' fight to be heard on drug linked to birth defects

Nov 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 19,081 Views 12 Comments

Women who took an epilepsy drug while pregnant say they were not told it could harm their babies.