Category Archives: TB

Decline in funding for TB research cuts money for new drugs, diagnostic tools, prevention, and ways to use them as drug resistance increases

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On the heels of a World Health Organization report that called drug-resistant tuberculosis a public health crisis, this year’s TB research funding report from Treatment Action Group and the Stop TB Partnership shows the first drop in money spent to develop new answers to the disease since the groups began tracking spending eight years ago. […]

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 […]

As WHO TB report shows 3 million undiagnosed and cites drug-resistance “public health crisis,” physicians urge Obama to increase funding

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Three million people sick with tuberculosis go undiagnosed each year, while failures to address strains of disease that don’t respond to drugs constitute a public health crisis, according to the World Health Organization’s just released 2013 Global Tuberculosis Report. While the report cites progress in continued drops in TB incidence and deaths, it emphasizes that […]

Towards Zero Deaths: Roadmap for Childhood Tuberculosis builds on proven steps

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For years the most helpless victims of tuberculosis have also been the least noticed, although they are estimated to comprise up to 10 percent — or more, as they often go uncounted as well — of people sick with the disease worldwide. They are children, younger that 15 years old, whose lives are taken when […]