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27 Mar 2014
by Working Group

Posted in Announcements, TB News, TB Pediatrics, Uncategorized

TB Alliance makes series of announcements regarding new initiatives to combat childhood TB

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TB Alliance, an international non-profit whose mission is to develop better and more affordable drugs against tuberculosis, made three announcements on World TB Day demonstrating their commitment to combating childhood TB.

10 Jul 2013
by Working Group

Posted in Faces of TB, TB Drug Development, TB News

How to Combat Tuberculosis: NPR Highlights

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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

TB Edition of The Lancet Infectious Diseases

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To commemorate World TB Day 2013, The Lancet Infectious Diseases publishes a Series of papers on tuberculosis, a disease that has long plagued human beings and was declared a global emergency in 1993 by WHO.

Get Ready for World TB Day March 24, 2013!

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World TB Day is celebrated on March 24 and there is a lot going on during this week and next to highlight the continued problem of TB in the world and the solutions to address the problem. Included is a list of publications, news items, events, and links related to TB and World TB Day 2013.

24 Jul 2012
by Working Group

Posted in Announcements, TB Drug Development, TB News, Video

TB R&D Weekly Update: Results from First Novel Regimen Trial Published

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Yesterday, efficacy data from the first novel regimen trial (NC001) were published in the Lancet. The results found that the regimen containing PA-824, moxifloxacin, and pyrazinamide, could kill more than 99 percent of patients’ TB bacteria within two weeks and could be more effective than existing treatments. Link to article, press release, and related video are included. Additional links to TB R&D news are also included.

27 Mar 2012

TB R&D Update: 243rd American Chemistry Society Conference

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The 243rd American Chemistry Society National Meeting and Exposition is being held in San Diego, California, from March 26 to March 29. There are several presentations on tuberculosis. Here are the abstracts of a few of the talks. The first item received news coverage and discusses two approved antibiotics that may prove effective in treating TB. Additional links to TB R&D News are included.

23 Mar 2012
by Working Group

Posted in Action, Announcements, Events, TB News

World TB Day! Overview of Events, News and Messages

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Saturday, March 24, is officially World TB Day but there has been a stream of activities, publications, news and messages to let the world not forget about this major infectious disease killer that claims millions of lives each year. We present links and summaries of events, publications, messages, and news coverage leading up to World TB Day.

21 Mar 2012
by Working Group

Posted in Announcements, Events, TB Drug Development, TB News

World TB Day Coverage: New Combo TB Drug Trial Announced

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During the “Cure All: A briefing on the status of the most promising new TB drugs research” sponsored by the Critical Path to New TB Drug Regimens (CPTR) on Monday, March 19, Dr. Mel Spigelman, CEO & President, of TB Alliance announced the launch of the NC002 trial, a combination drug trial that establishes a new pathway to TB and multi-drug resistant TB treatment. The meeting also involved high-level officials from U.S. agencies that support TB research including Anthony Fauci (Director, NIAID/NIH), Janet Woodcock (Director, CDER/FDA), and Robert Clay (Deputy Assistant Administrator, Global Health Bureau/USAID).

27 Jan 2012
by Working Group

Posted in Announcements, Events, TB Drug Development, TB News

Summary Available! TB Clinical Trials Consultants Meeting

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On November 17 and 18, a TB Clinical Trials Consultants Meeting was held at St. George’s, University of London. The meeting was organized by CDC, CPTR, INTERTB, NIH, and TB Alliance. The meeting was convened to catalog expert opinion on the conduct of Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical trials in tuberculosis.

2 Nov 2011
by Working Group

Posted in Announcements, TB Drug Development, TB News

TB R&D Weekly Update: Progress in Development of New TB Drugs

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During last week, the Stop TB Partnership Working Group on New Drugs had a successful annual meeting in Lille, France, in conjunction with the 42nd Union World Conference. There were quite a few updates to the Global TB Drugs Pipeline showing progress toward the goal of better treatment for TB in all patient populations. Additional links to TB R&D news are included.