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HIV and tuberculosis remain leading causes of death in South Africa. Now, Anova Health Institute’s Dr Khanyi Tshabalala responds to the top five reasons tuberculosis (TB) and HIV patients give for skipping their daily doses.
Better data has revealed more than half a million more tuberculosis (TB) cases than previously thought, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report released yesterday (22 October).
THE Medicines Control Council has approved Janssen Pharmaceutica’s bedaquiline, the first drug specifically designed for treating multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) to reach the market.
Dr Francesca Conradie from NGO Right to Care welcomed the use of the drug. A cheaper, generic version of a life-saving medication for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) has finally been approved for use after three years by the SA Medicines Control Council (MCC).... more ......
A new drug will be made available to people who suffer from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a pharmaceutical company said on Monday.
No doubt you’ve heard there’s a disease about that is infectious, difficult to treat and that has an extremely high death rate.
With treatment priced out of reach, some extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) patients face a tough choice: break the law or die.
With treatment priced out of reach, some extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) patients face a tough choice: Break the law or die.
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US and European authorities have dismissed the patent, while the UK, like South Africa, upheld it.
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In this file photo, a nurse attends to patients at a tuberculosis clinic in Gugulethu, Cape Town.