Fears over shortage of vital epilepsy drug

A woman from Rochdale fears her life could be put at risk because of a Europe-wide shortage of a vital epilepsy drug.

Manufacturing problems mean Michele Reynolds-Cole is being forced to halve her dose of the drug to make what she has left last as long as possible.

But she says that reduction's increased her seizures meaning she now can't leave home on her own.

Rob Smith's been to meet her.

In a statement, the Department of Health says it's working closely with the supplier to ensure everyone can get the medicines they need as soon as possible.

It adds they've been working with NHS England and national experts to offer clinical advice on alternative treatment options.