The Epilepsy Foundation is committed to protecting access to physician-directed care for people living with epilepsy, and to opposing medication switching, substitution, or other interference in access to appropriate care. Medications to treat epilepsy are not interchangeable, and treatment of epilepsy is highly individualized. There is no “one size fits all” treatment option for epilepsy, and the response to medications can be different for every person. Maintaining seizure control with minimal side effects requires careful evaluation and monitoring by physicians and their patients. To change, limit, or deny access to medications could be extremely dangerous. For this reason, the Epilepsy Foundation supports policies that promote a health care delivery system that ensures availability, portability, and access to affordable health care for all children and adults with epilepsy, including easy access to specialty care and all available treatments, including prescription medications.
Read more about access to prescription medication issues on the topic pages below.
Mid-Year Changes to Prescription Drug Formularies
State Rescheduling for FDA-Approved CBD Therapies
Emergency Seizure Medication
Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
Bringing Transparency to DEA Medication Scheduling Process