Category Archives: TB

With $30 million worth of bedaquiline, drug maker donates 30,000 courses of TB treatment

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Global TB response advocates express continued concern about drug’s price First, a word about the significance of bedaquiline. The first new antituberculosis drug to be developed in nearly half a century, it was given fast-tracked approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at the end of 2012 to speed access to the drug for […]

Beating TB requires more than medicine: The value of patient support

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The following is a guest post by Emily Delmotte of Management Sciences for Health Eight years ago Busisiwe Beko was undergoing treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis when, after months of waiting to see a pediatric specialist, her daughter was diagnosed with the same illness. The five-month-old baby was admitted to a TB hospital where she would […]