Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have shown that heart medication, Verapamil administered in combination with Bedaquline lowers the toxicity of the TB drug without altering its efficacy.
Worldwide, governments, foundations, and companies invested US$676.7 million in research to develop new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics against tuberculosis (TB) in 2013—barely one-third of the US$2 billion that experts estimate the world must spend each year to end the global TB epidemic—according to an analysis released today by Treatment Action Group (TAG).
We invite you to join us for the Stop TB Partnership Working Group on New Drugs’ Annual Meeting 2014 at AC Hotel Barcelona Forum, Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday, Oct. 29th from 15:00 to 19:00.
Results of the Phase III REMoxTB clinical trial were published in the New England Journal of Medicine on September 7th, 2014. REMox or Rapid Evaluation of Moxifloxacin in Tuberculosis (REMoxTB) was a trial designed to determine whether replacement of either ethambutol or isoniazid with moxifloxacin shortened the duration of therapy. In summary, while the regimens with moxifloxacin caused a [...]
Scientists at Janssen Pharmaceutica have characterized a novel resistance mechanism to Bedaquiline (BDQ), a second line antibiotic for the treatment of MDR-TB.
A new study published by Dr. Kyu Rhee’s laboratory at the Weill Cornell Medical College details a potential mechanism driving Mycobacterium tuberculosis’ intrinsic resistance to antibiotics.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) released six policy reports detailing the domestic and global health burden of tuberculosis and recommendations for the United States government to combat the disease.
The Kick TB Campaign is a unique project that uses the World’s most popular sport to educate and engage young people in the effort to stop the spread of tuberculosis. First inaugurated in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup, Kick TB has expanded to Brazil, the host country of the 2014 World Cup.
Dr. Iwao Ojima is a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute of Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery at Stony Brook University. In this interview, Dr. Ojima discusses the work his lab has been doing on tri-substituted benzimidazole compounds that inhibit TB growth.
The European Commission has approved delaminid (Deltyba) for use in patients suffering from MDR-TB.