neurology
Medicines

Urgent need to lift ‘outdated and unsafe’ PBS restrictions on anti-epileptic drugs


PBS prescribing restrictions on anti-epileptic drugs need to be urgently revised because they promote the use of outdated and unsafe drugs for first line use, neurologists say. Patients with epilepsy are being put at risk because drugs such as valproate and carbamazepine are favoured in PBS criteria over safer alternatives such as levetiracetam and lamotrigine, ...

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