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Three-month isoniazid/pyrazinamide regimen prevents TB as well as 6-month isoniazid in people living with HIV

A daily three-month regimen of isoniazid and pyrazinamide is just as effective at preventing the development of active tuberculosis (TB) as a six-month course of isoniazid in

Published
22 October 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Leave no one behind: First ever global meeting of TB patients and key affected populations

The meeting will offer a platform for patients only to discuss their needs, identify opportunities for patient and community engagement in TB programs and responses, and increase knowledge around available resources for people who are sick with TB and their families. Twenty participants from 18 countries spanning four regions will add their voice and contribute to the development of a compendium of patient narratives to provide the needed patient perspective to inform and ensure successful programmatic interventions.

Published
12 October 2015
From
Stop TB Partnership
HIV patients should be included in early clinical trials of anti-TB drugs

Tuberculosis is the number one cause of death in HIV-infected patients in Africa and a leading cause of death in this population worldwide, yet the majority of these patients are excluded from the early stages in the development of new, anti-tuberculosis drugs, according to research.

Published
01 October 2015
From
Science Daily
Nonprofit Gets Back Drug and Reverses 18-Fold Increase in Price

A nonprofit in Indiana has dropped the price of a drug for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis roughly 90% after re-acquiring rights to the medicine from Rodelis Therapeutics, the latest sign of a growing outcry over skyrocketing costs for rare disease treatments.

Published
22 September 2015
From
Bloomberg
Big Price Increase for TB Drug Is Rescinded

A huge overnight price increase for an important tuberculosis drug has been rescinded after the company that acquired the drug gave it back to its previous owner under pressure, it was announced on Monday.

Published
22 September 2015
From
New York Times
WHO Sounds Alarm Over Big Indian Supplier Of Tuberculosis Drugs

A major Indian supplier of tuberculosis drugs to developing countries has been severely criticized by the World Health Organization for inadequate manufacturing standards and poor testing procedures. The United Nations agency issued a warning letter to Mumbai-based Svizera Labs, part of Maneesh Pharmaceuticals, stating that the approval and use of its products would be suspended if "critical and major observations are not corrected within a reasonable time frame".

Published
15 September 2015
From
Medical Daily
WHO Sounds Alarm Over Big Indian Supplier Of Tuberculosis Drugs

A major Indian supplier of tuberculosis drugs to developing countries has been severely criticized by the World Health Organization for inadequate manufacturing standards and poor testing procedures.

Published
09 September 2015
From
Medical Daily
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

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