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Drug Shortages Reach Crisis Levels In South African Province

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In the past week, three stories about severe TB or HIV drug shortages have landed in our inbox. From Uganda to Burma to South Africa, TB and HIV patients are being forced to go without desperately needed medications. The latest story is the most troubling. An article in the Globe and Mail recounts the story […]

Two Tales on TB

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Two troubling TB stories this morning: First, a study in the Lancet reports that MDR-TB is an increasing threat in the former Soviet Union and China. “The countries of the former Soviet Union are facing a serious and widespread epidemic with the highest prevalence of MDR-TB ever reported in 13 years of global data collection,” […]