Daily Archives: March 3, 2009

A Bailout for HIV/AIDS?

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How about an AIG-style bailout for combating global HIV/AIDS? Unlikely as that might seem, it’s makes for a good comparison when talking about the very big global health funding needs. At a UNAIDS briefing Tuesday, Deputy Director Paul De Lay said a $25 billion investment is needed in 2010 to meet universal access targets in […]

Old Drugs, New Tricks?

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Scientists may have discovered a chink in TB’s armor against antibiotics. A team of researchers at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and the NIH found, in lab tests, that clavulanate effectively breaks through TB’s defense against another drug—meropenem. The meropenem was then able to successfully tackle the TB bacteria. Laboratory results showed the combo […]