News & Perspective

Aug 14, 2019

Aug 14, 2019
Peru TB detection

FDA approves new drug for highly resistant tuberculosis

The shorter, simpler regimen with the new drug is poised to improve treatment against a difficult disease and to lower costs.

Aug 04, 2017

Aug 04, 2017
Sample of DNA

CDC to invest millions in enhanced antibiotic resistance testing

Funds will help combat resistance, launch a TB surveillance center.

Dec 23, 2015

Dec 23, 2015
Tuberculosis

White House unveils plan for battling MDR-TB

The plan is part of the president's overarching efforts, first announced last fall, to tackle antibiotic resistance.

Mar 19, 2015

Mar 19, 2015
Mycobacterium tuberculosis highly magnified

US says TB decline is slowing; WHO offers ambitious goals

The decline of US TB cases showed signs of slowing last year, as the WHO sets an ambitious goal of reducing global TB cases by 90% in 20 years.

Dec 31, 2012

Dec 31, 2012

FDA approves first med for multidrug-resistant TB

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced its approval of Sirturo (bedaquiline), the first drug developed specifically to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), saying it must be used in combination with other TB medications.

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