June 10, 2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week announced an agreement between New York State and GW Pharmaceuticals to develop clinical trials using an active ingredient derived from the marijuana plant to help treat children diagnosed with epilepsy who suffer from seizures and other medical complications.

April 8, 2014

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that Aptiom (eslicarbazepine acetate), a once-daily antiepileptic drug, is now available across the United States.

March 13, 2014

The epilepsy therapeutics market value in the eight major countries — the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan — will increase from $3.4 billion in 2012 to $4.5 billion by 2019, at a compound annual growth rate of 3.9%, according to a new report from business intelligence provider GBI Research.

March 12, 2014

Upsher-Smith has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Qudexy XR (topiramate) extended-release capsules, a once-daily, broad-spectrum antiepileptic drug specifically engineered to deliver a smooth pharmacokinetic profile.

March 5, 2014

Upsher-Smith Labs introduced a new educational program created for patients living with seizure clusters, as well as their families and friends.

January 2, 2014

Drug maker Eisai will make a new epilepsy drug available in the United States starting on Monday, the company said.

December 9, 2013

An experimental drug under development by Upsher-Smith Labs for epilepsy is able to reduce seizures in patients with mild to moderate side effects, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial announced Monday.

November 18, 2013

Drug maker Upsher-Smith Labs will present data from a late-stage trial of a drug for treating epilepsy, the company said Monday.

November 15, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has given orphan drug designation to an experimental treatment for a rare form of epilepsy.

November 8, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating epileptic seizures, the agency said Friday.

November 4, 2013

Drug maker UCB is seeking approval for one of its drugs as a standalone therapy for epilepsy.

October 29, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Lundbeck for treating a form of epilepsy in children, the drug maker said.

August 23, 2013

Indian drug maker Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic treatment for epilepsy, the company said.

August 19, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new epilepsy drug made by Supernus Pharmaceuticals, the company said.

August 13, 2013

Lundbeck announced today that Onfi (clobazam) CIV will be available in scored tablet and oral suspension formulations beginning this week after the formulations were recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

July 16, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic epilepsy and bipolar disorder drug made by Actavis, the drug maker said.

July 1, 2013

Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic drug for treating epilepsy, the company said.

May 6, 2013

Pregnant women should not use migraine-prevention medications containing valproate sodium due to a higher risk of decreased IQ scores in children, the Food and Drug Administration warned.

January 15, 2013

A maker of drugs for epilepsy has appointed a new executive.

January 10, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic epilepsy drug made by Wockhardt, the company said.

January 3, 2013

Pfizer's generics division has launched an authorized generic drug for treating epilepsy.

October 22, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for epilepsy, the agency said Monday.

July 26, 2012

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals announced that it has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its generic version of an epilepsy treatment.

July 23, 2012

A drug made by Pfizer for treating pain disorders doesn't affect men's reproductive functions, according to a new post-approval clinical study.