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Anti-smoking Strategies Critical to TB and HIV Care

A new study calls for urgent action to integrate anti-smoking strategies into the care of people being treated for tuberculosis and HIV.

Published
28 August 2015
From
VOA News
NHS England commissions first new TB drugs in 50 years

NHS England has published a new Clinical Commissioning Policy making Janssen’s Sirturo and Otsuka’s Deltyba routinely available on the National Health Service for the treatment of pulmonary multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, offering patients easier access to the first novel therapies in nearly 50 years.

Published
25 August 2015
From
Pharma Times
Starting ART reduces TB risk for HIV-positive patients in South Africa

Starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) significantly reduces the risk of tuberculosis (TB) for patients in South Africa, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. Overall, ART initiation was associated

Published
07 August 2015
By
Michael Carter
Medicines Patent Pool At 5 Years: Promises Kept, Changes Ahead – An Interview With Greg Perry

The Medicines Patent Pool in Geneva is celebrating five years of existence this month. MPP Executive Director Greg Perry sat down with Intellectual Property Watch Catherine Saez to describe progress made since its inception, the success of its licensing agreement model, and plans for the future, including a possible extension to other diseases such as tuberculosis and hepatitis C.

Published
04 August 2015
From
Intellectual Property Watch
Ambitious new U.S. plan may put hundreds of thousands on MDR-TB treatment

The United States plans to place 360,000 multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients globally on treatment over the next five years, as part of a national tuberculosis action plan currently under draft.

Published
27 July 2015
From
Science Speaks
Presumptive treatment of TB in advanced HIV no better than giving ART and isoniazid

Giving treatment for tuberculosis to all people with very advanced HIV disease at the time they start antiretroviral therapy, before a laboratory diagnosis of TB –

Published
21 July 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
TAG Pipeline Report

2015 report on the pipeline for new HIV, HCV and TB drugs.

Published
17 July 2015
From
TAG
The Medicines Patent Pool Releases Independent Feasibility Studies on Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis

As part of its ongoing consultation processes on the possibility of the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) expanding into other disease areas, the organisation has published independent feasibility studies exploring the case for potential entry into Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis.

Published
07 July 2015
From
Medicines Patent Pool
Multidrug-resistant TB appears less transmissible in households than drug-susceptible TB

Some strains of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB) may have a lower fitness (be less capable of spreading) than drug-susceptible tuberculosis bacteria, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine.

Published
24 June 2015
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Large-scale study underscores value of routine Xpert testing on TB, MDR TB case finding

A study of more than 100,000 patients with suspected tuberculosis at 18 sites across India showed that routine testing using Xpert molecular technology rather than the most commonly used — and oldest — diagnostic tool of examining a sputum smear under a microscope, increased detection of TB by 39 percent and led to five times the rate of detecting resistance to a TB treatment medicine.

Published
28 May 2015
From
Science Speaks
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