Third New TB Drug in Over Half a Century 'Must Be Affordable'

This new drug could dramatically shorten treatment length to between six and nine months, greatly reduce the number of pills required, and help to increase extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis cure rates from the poor historical figure of 34%.

A patient takes her daily regimen for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (file photo).


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