France Steps Up Scrutiny Of Epilepsy Drug Risks In Pregnancy
The French health authorities are looking more widely at the actual or potential risks of using anti-epileptic medicines in pregnancy or in women of child bearing age. Valproate is a particular focus, but other drugs like topiramate and pregabalin are also in the frame.
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