Daily Archives: October 24, 2013

CDC issues provisional guidelines on bedaquiline for multidrug-resistant TB

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  issued provisional guidelines for the use and safety monitoring of Bedaquiline, also known as Sirturo, for the treatment of multidrug resistant tuberculosis in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, released today. The World Health Organization issued its guidance on use of the drug, the first new approach to […]

Supporting Global Health Technologies Act, speakers warn: time is running out on tools for infectious diseases

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When Rep. Albio Sires toured rural South American villages a while back the lasting memory he carried with him was not what he saw but what he didn’t see: safe, appropriate tools to diagnose and treat diseases. That, he told a packed room on Capitol Hill Tuesday, is why he joined with Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart […]