News: Jan 2018

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Sodium valproate and pregnancy: Support for parents and carers

25 January 2018

Some anti-epileptic drugs are known to have potentially harmful effects on an unborn baby – particularly the medicine sodium valproate.

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Parents and carers advised to inspect Buccolam oral syringes before use

19 January 2018

This news story is based on an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), asking all healthcare professionals to speak to parents and carers about carefully inspecting Buccolam pre-filled plastic syringes before giving the medicine to their child.

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Over 2 million users in 2017

1 January 2018

In 2017, Medicines for Children registered its highest number of users since the project began back in 2006. From the 1st January to the 31st December 2017, the Medicines for Children website recorded: