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2010-03-24 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a video message, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah commemorated World Tuberculosis Day on March 24. Dr. Shah spoke about the global TB burden and highlighted important steps the United States is taking to stop TB around the world through a new five-year strategy. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) Dr. Shah said: "Hi, my name is Raj Shah and I'm the Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International...

2010-03-23 11:59:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What: A Senate briefing, Bringing Established Methods to Scale: New Perspectives in the Changing World of TB, to discuss TB and drug-resistant TB, including multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensively-drug resistant (XDR-TB), the impact on global health and the current state of surveillance, diagnosis and treatment around the world. Who: Co-hosts include the Global Health Council, American Thoracic Society, Stop TB Partnership and...

2010-03-18 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Ahead of World TB Day, US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg helped public and private sector partners launch a new collaboration to significantly accelerate the development of combination treatments for tuberculosis -- and replace an almost 50-year-old drug regimen. Created by the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, the Critical Path Institute, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the initiative could potentially...

2009-12-23 14:03:16

Scientists have identified a strain of antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis that thrives in the presence of rifampin, a front-line drug in the treatment of tuberculosis. The bacterium was identified in a patient in China and is described in a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Chongqing Pulmonary Hospital, Lanzhou University and Fudan University. The researchers determined that the bacteria grew poorly in the absence of the antibiotic rifampin and better...

2009-11-20 12:23:37

    * Treatment for alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and tuberculosis (TB) is rarely integrated, even though the two diseases have a high co-occurrence.    * American and Russian researchers have jointly designed and are monitoring an innovative program that will deliver alcohol treatment as part of routine TB care.    * The trial study is continuing. The integration of alcohol screening, treatment and referral into primary care and other medical...

2009-09-29 08:00:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On behalf of The Lilly TB Drug Discovery Initiative, the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Academia Sinica, a research institution based in Taiwan, to collaborate in target-based screening for the discovery of new tuberculosis (TB) drugs. The Lilly TB Drug Discovery Initiative's most important goal is filling the pipeline for faster, future TB drug development. In recent...

2009-09-15 07:55:05

International guidelines for treating tuberculosis are due for specific improvements, according to two research papers published this week in the open access journal PLoS Medicine. Public health programs in many countries adhere to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines as the authoritative recommendations for treating tuberculosis (TB). But do these guidelines reflect the best available evidence? To answer this question, Dick Menzies of McGill University in Montreal and colleagues...

2009-08-13 07:45:00

KOLKATA, India, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lilly MDR TB Partnership and Children International launched a yearlong public awareness campaign aimed to bolster the TB eradication in India. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090813/DC61062) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070314/CILOGO) Lilly MDR TB Partnership, with the support of the local government, hopes the campaign will empower the teen community with necessary resources to help reach out to the 800...

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2009-07-03 09:55:00

Drugs used to care for Parkinson's disease might be a new way to halt the increase of drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis, U.S. researchers announced on Thursday.They stated that both computer models and lab experiments found that the drugs tolcapone, or Tasmar, made by Valeant Pharmaceuticals, and entacapone, or Comtan, made by Novartis AG have the possibility to fight multiple-drug-resistant strains of TB.Computer programs forecasted that the chemically comparable drugs should throw off...

2009-06-17 10:00:00

Price reductions for liquid culture tests will accelerate access to improved TB diagnostics SEATTLE, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company; NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, and FIND (Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics), a Swiss foundation that develops, evaluates and accelerates the implementation of new diagnostic tools for poverty-related diseases, today announced a significant price reduction in the cost of liquid culture...


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