Items tagged with Drug-resistant TB

Drug-resistant infections could lead to 10 million extra deaths a year – report (post with simple image)

Global leaders urged to act on superbugs that could devastate world’s most populous countries such as India and China

Open letter to South African Medical Schemes re: covering linezolid (post with simple image)

Several organizations and individuals working on TB are concerned that some medical schemes may be refusing to cover the cost of linezolid for drug-resistant tuberculosis.

New report estimates that failure to address drug-resistant TB and other infections will cause $100 trillion economic loss by 2050 (post with simple image)

Spending on TB research from private-sector companies dropped 11.8% from 2012 to 2013 to less than $100 million. The status quo of declining investment in developing new TB drugs must end.

MSF response to Janssen’s bedaquiline donation announcement (post with simple image)

Médecins Sans Frontières responds to the news of the donation:

Drug-resistant tuberculosis patients face dwindling treatment options (post with simple image)

Doctors believe there is greater drug resistance and complexity of TB, which disproportionally affects immigrants.

Drug-resistant tuberculosis a tiny — but potent — foe in L.A. County (post with simple image)

Otsuka rejected Dr. Caitlin Reed’s attempt to obtain delamanid for her patient, Gary, who has the most drug-resistant case of TB ever identified in the United States.

Cape Town TB activist to hear again (post with simple image)

Phumeza Tisile, 24, was told that she would die three times before she beat extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). She survived but lost her hearing. Now, an outpouring of goodwill has given it back to her.

Inside India: The deadly effects of red tape (post with simple image)

Red tape and over-regulation can kill.

Zimbabwe faces troubling spike in cases of multidrug-resistant TB (post with simple image)

HARARE, Jan 25 2015 (IPS) - About eight years ago, 44-year-old Tilda Chihota was struck with tuberculosis which kept her bed-ridden for over six months at her rural home in Zimbabwe’s Mwenezi district, 144 kilometres southwest of Masvingo, the country’s oldest town.

Access sought to tuberculosis drug from nutraceutical company (post with simple image)

Erica Lessem: Otsuka claims to have a compassionate use program, but there is nothing compassionate about only allowing a handful of patients to access delamanid.

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