News about 'drug resistance'

14 Aug 2019
FDA released the following press release on Wednesday, August 14th: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Pretomanid Tablets in combination with bedaquiline and linezolid for the treatment of a specific type of highly treatment-resistant tuberculosis (TB) of the lungs. “The threat of...
5 Mar 2014
Richard E. Lee et al. Spectinamides: a new class of semisynthetic antituberculosis agents that overcome native drug efflux . Nature Medicine. 2014. March 6; 20(152). doi:10.1038/nm.3458 Abstract: Although the classical antibiotic spectinomycin is a potent bacterial protein synthesis inhibitor, poor...
13 Jul 2011
Click here for full report A report entitled “An Evaluation of Drug-resistant TB Treatment Scale-up” was issued by the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Partners in Health (PIH), and Treatment Action Group (TAG) on 7 July, 2011 and looks at the factors contributing to the slow progress of efforts to...
21 Mar 2011
Chen TC, Lu PL, Lin CY, Lin WR, Chen YH. Fluoroquinolones are associated with delayed treatment and resistance in tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Infect Dis. 2011 Mar;15(3):e211-6. Epub 2010 Dec 30. Chen, et al., conducted a meta-analysis to ascertain the answer to two...