Depakote

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Sodium Valproate (available under the brand name Depakote in the United States) is commonly prescribed for the management of seizures, depression, and other mental health issues, including Bipolar disorder. The drug has been available for decades, and is available in a generic form as well. The particular way the drug…

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Depakote (or Divalproex) has been long established to cause birth defects. Even before the FDA issued official guidance in 2009, the medical literature clearly indicated a linkage between Depakote and a variety of problems, including spinal bifida and cleft palate. Lawsuits and settlements in the intervening years have even more…

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