Researchers at EPFL and the Bach Institute in Moscow have discovered an antibiotic effective against sensitive and MDR-tuberculosis. With support from EPFL, the researchers have created Innovative Medicines for Tuberculosis (iM4TB), an organization to help usher the new antibiotic to market.
The European Medicines Agency has recently approved Sirturo for conditional use in the European Union. A link to the press release is included.
This week we highlight a study by Richard E. Lee et al showing that semisynthetic antibiotic, spectinamides, is effective against drug sensitive and resistant tuberculosis. Additional links related to this study and general TB R&D are included.
A European Union panel has recommended regulatory approval of a tuberculosis drug that would become only the second major new antibiotic against the deadly disease in more than 40 years.
This is the eighteenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress made to date. Additional links to news coverage of the report are included
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) failed to recommend marketing approval for delamanid, a new drug in development for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). A letter from the Treatment Action Group criticizing this decision is included.
Yesterday, the US National Public Radio posted online two insightful pieces on tuberculosis: 1) What It Takes To Cure Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis 2) Treating The ‘Body And Soul’ In A Russian TB Prison
Enrollment has begun for a ground-breaking clinical program exploring the use of delamanid in paediatric multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Otsuka is the first company to perform a trial among this population for regulatory approval. The programme will also evaluate the bioequivalence of a dispersible formulation for use with younger children and infants.
HIV i-Base and Treatment Action Group (TAG) called on global and national leaders, research sponsors, and regulatory authorities to work together to make the best HIV, HCV, and TB drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines accessible as fast as possible, according to a report released today at the 7th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued interim guidance on the use of bedaquiline, a new tuberculosis drug, for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).