Daily Archives: June 4, 2009

FDA Panel Says Threat of MDR-TB Warrants Fast-Track for New Drugs

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A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee has decided that the threat posed by MDR-TB merits a fast-track approval process for potential new treatments. The clock is ticking, as drug-resistant TB spreads across the globe and scientists search for new drugs to combat this virulent germ. Given that background, the FDA’s Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee […]

IDSA Member on Huffington Post

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IDSA member Frederick Hartman has a great piece in the Huffington Post about the impact of tuberculosis in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Hartman notes that global health, particularly TB control, is an obvious place to start for President Barack Obama in his efforts to reach out to the Muslim world. Click here to read Hartman’s article […]