Pennsylvania AED Legislation Passes Out of Committee

June 20, 2008

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Legislation prohibiting pharmacists from interchanging an antiepileptic drug without prior notification and signed consent from both patient and physician passed out of the Pennsylvania House Health and Human Services Committee on a 22–5 vote on June 17. The bill has been re-committed to the Rules Committee and will hopefully move to the Senate floor for a vote.

Members living in Pennsylvania are encouraged to contact their local representatives and ask them to support H.98. Contact your State Representatives in support of this important legislation.

Read the Academy's Position Statement on the Coverage of Anticonvulsant Drugs for the Treatment of Epilepsy