Resistance risk for new TB drugs, claims study

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Resistance risk for new TB drugs, claims study

According to the report in Lancet respiratory medical journal, although tuberculosis control has been effective in some regions of the world due to small number of repurposed and new drugs that have become available recently to treat drug resistant TB, these gains are threatened by the increasing burden of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis, without accurate diagnostic tests to deliver individually targeted treatments, clear prescription guidelines on appropriate use and improved control efforts to prevent transmission, optimal dosing and administration, and well-functioning health care systems.

Read more The Asian Age, 24 March 2017

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