Category Archives: Tuberculosis (TB)

FDA Approves New Treatment For Drug-Resistant TB; Activists Call For Affordable Access

Source: Health Policy Watch 21st August 2019   The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week approved a tuberculosis (TB) treatment regimen containing a new drug, pretomanid, offering a shorter, more effective course of treatment for highly drug-resistant strains of TB, … Continue reading

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FDA Approves New Treatment for Highly Drug-Resistant Forms of Tuberculosis

Source: Health Policy Watch 19th August, 2019   NEW YORK (August 14, 2019)—Pretomanid, a novel compound developed by the non-profit organization TB Alliance, was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) today for treating some of the most drug-resistant … Continue reading

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Letter to PM on Info Service on Health Issues

Source: Third World Network 13th August, 2019   TWN Info Service on Health Issues (May19/03) 9 May 2019 Third World Network Shri J. P. Nadda Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare Room No. 348, ‘A’ Wing Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi-110011 … Continue reading

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Indian civil society pushes for ‘Government Use’ compulsory license on MDR-TB Drugs

Source: Lawyers collective 13th August, 2019   Survivors of drug resistant tuberculosis, health organisations and the TB community in India and across the globe have appealed to the Prime Minister of India to issue a government use compulsory license for two … Continue reading

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Civil Society letter to minimize injectables and scale up new drugs in drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) regimen

13th Aug, 2019   To, Dr. K.S. Sachdeva, Addl DDG, Central TB Division, MoHFW, NirmanBhawan, New Delhi – 110011 Mr. Sanjeeva Kumar, Additional Secy (Health), MoHFW, 254-A, NirmanBhawan, New Delhi – 110011 Prof. Vinod K. Paul, Member, NITI Aayog, Government … Continue reading

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Major R&D Funding Needed To Reach 2030 Goal For Ending TB Epidemic

Source: Health Policy Watch 18th June, 2019   Nine months after a historic high-level UN meeting where countries pledged to end the global tuberculosis epidemic by 2030, a chronic lack of R&D financing jeopardises that ambitious goal, said expert panelists at a briefing on the … Continue reading

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New TB drug reduces treatment time

Source: Health E News 20th May, 2019   A major shot in the arm is set to boost South Africa’s fight against tuberculosis. A grant from the Global Fund is expected to boost the implementation of tuberculosis drug 3HP, a short … Continue reading

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