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CEA makes statement about the troubling portrayal of seizures in the Netflix film ‘The After Party'

August 28, 2018  Netflix recently released a movie called The After Party. Deirdre Floyd, President of The Canadian Epilepsy Alliance/Alliance Canadienne de l’epilepsie (CEA/ ACE) says  “the portrayal of seizures in this film is inaccurate and portrays those living with seizures in a negative way”.

For more information: www.canadianepilepsyalliance.org .

https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/netflix-knocked-for-film-portrayal-of-character-who-suffers-seizure-1.4074408

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/netflix-after-party-epilepsy-1.4805033

http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/people-are-outraged-about-a-new-netflix-movie-and-its-portrayal-of-epilepsy-1.6914878

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/statement-on-netflixs-film-the-after-party-from-philip-gattone-president-and-ceo-epilepsy-foundation-300704325.html


CLAE Issues Statement about Disney Movie ‘Incredibles 2’

Disney has warned the public that the movie “Incredibles 2” may trigger seizures in people with epilepsy.

Some persons with epilepsy have photosensitive epilepsy. With this type of epilepsy, certain patterns of flashing lights can trigger an epileptic seizure. Photosensitive epilepsy is very rare, and unfortunately it is unknown why photosensitivity occurs. Most patients with epilepsy are not sensitive to light exposure. Whether an individual has photosensitive epilepsy or not is usually made evident during a routine EEG examination. During the performance of such an EEG, flashing lights are administered to the patient, and characteristic electrical discharges from the brain can be seen on the tracing.

If you have photosensitive epilepsy, we recommend that you avoid unnecessary exposure to flashing lights.

If you do not know if your epilepsy is photosensitive, please consult your physician.

Update Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018


Important update regarding Clonazepam

Clonazepam is increasingly reported in backorder by several Pharmaceutical companies. There are no major issues reported in Ontario; however, in Alberta the situation is slightly different (Apotex has supply of 2 mg tablets available which can be cut or compounded). 

For more detailed information, click here

Juan Pablo Appendino

Chair, Medical Therapeutics Committee


Update Posted: Tuesday February 27, 2018


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