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Professional Golfer Jeff Klauk Tees Off New Pledge Campaign for People Living with Epilepsy
Date:6/18/2013

ATLANTA, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- regulated information — Global biopharmaceutical company UCB, Inc. and professional golfer Jeff Klauk today announced the launch of a new Pledge campaign for people with epilepsy and their loved ones. The Pledge empowers the millions of Americans living with epilepsy to take a stand and make a personal commitment to demand more: greater understanding of the condition, better collaboration with their health care team and additional partial-onset seizure control.  More information is available at www.ourtimeourpledge.com.

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Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition that affects 3 million Americans and 65 million people worldwide.1 Anyone can develop epilepsy; it occurs across all ages, races and genders. Even though one in three adults knows someone with the disorder, it remains among the least understood chronic medical conditions.1

Jeff Klauk's experience with epilepsy has been a winding journey, dating back to 2006 when he first began experiencing seizures.  He had his first partial-onset seizure in 2010, but did not get an official epilepsy diagnosis until 2011. Klauk then began working with an epileptologist — a neurologist that specializes in epilepsy2 — to get additional control of the condition, and was started on a new treatment regimen that included the addition of the antiepileptic drug VIMPAT® (lacosamide) C-V to manage his partial-onset seizures. The most common adverse reactions reported with VIMPAT® include dizziness, headache,
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