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Young and pregnant women are being warned not to take the epilepsy drug valproate—marketed as Epilim, Depakine, Depakote and Stavzor—because it's likely to cause birth defects in the newborn. 'Serious malformations' have been reported in up to 4,100 children born in France alone.
Drug giant Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2m for increasing the cost of its anti-epilepsy drug by 2,600 per cent. The price of the drug, Epanutin, was increased from £2m to £50m in one year, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) revealed.
Acupuncture can help women overcome episodes of hot flashes, which usually happen during the menopause