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No reason to skip a dose

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 unearths more TB cases than previously thought

Main Topix: World Health Organisation - Medicines Control Council
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).

Bedaquiline approved to treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis

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.

New medicine to combat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

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 ......

New drug for TB patients on the line

A new drug will be made available to people who suffer from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a pharmaceutical company said on Monday.

A deadly disease that demands huge investment

No doubt you’ve heard there’s a disease about that is infectious, difficult to treat and that has an extremely high death rate.

Risking all for life-saving drug

With treatment priced out of reach, some extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) patients face a tough choice: break the law or die.

XDR-TB patients smuggle pills as treatment priced out of reach

Main Topix: MSF Advocacy Campaign Officer Julia Hill - Government Employees Medical Scheme
With treatment priced out of reach, some extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) patients face a tough choice: Break the law or die.
Patients break law to get TB drug   The Independent on Saturday

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