The Epilepsy Foundation is pleased to support legislation introduced today that would allow children and individuals with epilepsy and debilitating seizure disorders to access cannabidiol (CBD) oil. Representative Scott Perry (R-PA) has introduced the Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014 (H.R. 5226) to remove therapeutic hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and expand the availability of this important treatment option.
Dr. Ettinger and Colleagues Encourage Physicians to Screen Patients for Depression, to Help Avoid Potentially Devastating Consequences of Uncontrolled Seizures,
EPIC Long Island's Shari Lurie, Director of the Mental Health Clinic, was part of a round table discussion on The Nonprofit Voice focusing on hot topics in Albany, Washington D.C. and our local communities throughout Long Island.
EPIC Long Island mourns the passing of Claire Agdern a volunteer, Board member and staunch advocate for individuals with epilepsy. Her service to the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island spanned 43 years, beginning with her role as President of the Epilepsy Foundation’s South Shore Auxiliary, a group of volunteers dedicated to raising funds and building awareness of epilepsy.