36657 - Pregnancy: Epilepsy (Answered)

Cat Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support he is providing for research into epilepsy medication for pregnant women.

George Freeman

The Department’s National Institute for Health Research is funding a £1.5 million evaluation of the effectiveness, cost effectiveness and acceptability of dose adjustment strategies in antiepileptic drug management in pregnancy. The report of the evaluation is expected to be published in February 2017.