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28 Nov 2012
Yesterday, Nov. 28th, the FDA Ant-infective Drug Advisory Committee voted to recommend Janssen ‘s Bedaquiline for accelerated approval for the treatment of MDR tuberculosis. You can access materials from the meeting at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/Calendar/ucm321011.htm . The sponsor and...
26 Nov 2012
The week of November 12th was exciting with the 43rd Union World Conference, the WGND Annual Meeting (will be posting presentations soon), and the Stop TB Coordinating Board Meeting. Below are some news highlights and a listing of webcasts of interesting and presentations relevant for TB drug...
21 Oct 2012
This week we highlight an interview with Dr. Andrew Vernon, the Chief, Clinical Research Branch, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He discusses the progress made in TB drug development and the growing number of TB trials and trials...
16 Oct 2012
Click here to read full report. The WHO released the Global Tuberculosis Report 2012 today. The main take home points are: In the space of 17 years, 51m people were successfully treated for TB saving 20m lives. TB rates worldwide are decreasing but the overall burden remains huge with drug-...
10 Oct 2012
This week we highlight an interview with Dr. Douglas Lowrie, a Senior Research Fellow at Fudan University’s Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center in China. He discusses the extent of the problem of TB in China and innovative research on enhancing TB treatment using immunotherapeutic vaccines.
4 Oct 2012
Click here to read the full document. Launch of the Good Participatory Practice Guidelines for TB Drug Trials The Stakeholder and Community Engagement Workgroup of the Critical Path to TB Drug Regimens initiative launches guidelines that will facilitate the involvement of communities and...
3 Sep 2012
Anna K. Coussensa, Robert J. Wilkinson, Yasmeen Hanifa, Vladyslav Nikolayevskyy, Paul T. Elkington, Kamrul Islam, Peter M. Timms, Timothy R. Venton, Graham H. Bothamley, Geoffrey E. Packe, Mathina Darmalingam, Robert N. Davidson, Heather J. Milburn, Lucy V. Baker, Richard D. Barker, Charles A. Mein...
28 Aug 2012
On September 5 and 6, 2012, the “Demystifying Pyrazinamide – Challenges and Opportunities” Workshop will be held at Johns Hopkins University and is sponsored by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Johns Hopkins University Center for AIDS...
26 Aug 2012
Click here to read full report. The 2012 Millennium Development Report was just released highlighting progress made to date. Great strides have been made in HIV and TB from the year 1990 (see below). The Global Plan to Stop TB issued by the Stop TB Partnership is set within the context of the...
14 Aug 2012
We invite you to join us for the Stop TB Partnership Working Group on New Drugs’ 2012 Annual Meeting at the Impiana KLCC Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday, November 14. Also, we are sponsoring a lunch to allow the Sub-groups (Biology/Targets, Candidates, Critical Knowledge and Tools, and...
31 Jul 2012
Press Release: The Africa Coalition on Tuberculosis (ACT!), whose inception was the result of a Declaration made in Washington, DC, USA in March 2012, kicked off activities at a week-long planning meeting in June in Tirano, Italy. Founding members of the coalition include tuberculosis (TB)...
23 Jul 2012
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...
22 Jul 2012
TB REACH, an initiative of the Stop TB Partnership to promote early and increased TB case detection, today has launched its call for applications for Wave 3 funding. Partners of the Stop TB Partnership, national TB programmes, HIV programmes, local and international NGOs, civil society and...
8 Jul 2012
Inaugural entrants showcase successful new approaches Thank you to all who submitted entries to the first InnovateTB contest. We are delighted to be able to help promote them as an ongoing effort of the InnovateTB Library. At the request of our stakeholders, we divided the winners into three...
4 Jul 2012
Structure of Bedaquiline This week it was announced the Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson, filed a New Drug Application (NDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their drug Bedaquiline (a.k.a. TMC-207). For additional information on...

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