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Global Efforts to Combat TB Epidemic Falling Short

Posted 13 Oct 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2016 – Countries around the world need to work harder to combat tuberculosis infections and deaths, a new World Health Organization report says. Nations across the globe have pledged to reduce tuberculosis (TB) infections by 80 percent and TB deaths by 90 percent by 2030, but they must work faster if they want to meet these goals, according to the WHO. "We face an uphill ...

Tuberculosis Decline in U.S. Has Stalled, CDC Reports

Posted 24 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 – Two decades of progress toward eliminating tuberculosis in the United States has stalled, with incidence of the lung disease holding steady from 2013 to 2015, a federal government report shows. "Resuming progress toward TB elimination in the United States will require intensification of efforts both in the U.S. and globally," said researchers from the U.S. Centers for ...

TB Cases Falling for Foreign-Born People in U.S.

Posted 10 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 – Tuberculosis cases among foreign-born people in the United States fell by one-fifth in recent years, and the reasons for the decline depend on people's country of origin, a new study suggests. Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection affecting the lungs and sometimes other organs. Overall, TB cases in the United States decreased over the past two decades, but TB ...

E-Pillboxes Improve Medication Adherence, Study Finds

Posted 15 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 – Electronic reminders may help people with tuberculosis take their medication properly, a new study suggests. Tuberculosis (TB) patients are less likely to miss doses when they receive alerts from an electronic pillbox, researchers report in the Sept. 15 issue of PLOS Medicine. Electronic pillboxes use visual, audio and/or vibration cues to signal when it's time to take ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Colistimethate for Injection USP, 150 mg and Rifampin for Injection USP, 600 mg/vial by Heritage Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance

Posted 25 Feb 2015 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the voluntary nationwide recall of ten (10) lots of Colistimethate for Injection, USP, 150 mg Single-Dose vial (NDC 23155-193-31) and three (3) lots of Rifampin for Injection, USP, 600 mg Single-Dose vial (NDC 23155-340-31) manufactured by Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and distributed by Heritage. Heritage has initiated this voluntary recall to the ...

New Test Detects TB and Antibiotic Resistance

Posted 26 Jul 2013 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 26 – A new test to detect bacteria that cause tuberculosis and simultaneously determine if the bacteria are resistant to the antibiotic rifampin has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Xpert MTB/RIF Assay is less complex to administer than other screening tests for TB. Results are available in about two hours, while traditional methods to detect TB could take ...

New Medicine Might Fight Drug-Resistant TB, Study Says

Posted 6 Jun 2012 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 6 – More than four decades after the last introduction of fresh treatments for tuberculosis, a new medication for multidrug-resistant strains of the global scourge has shown promise in a multinational trial. Scientists in nine countries tested delamanid – which inhibits the production of mycolic acid, a key component of tuberculosis (TB) bacteria. In a phase 2 trial with 481 ...

TB Outbreaks in Texas Schools Show Disease Still a Threat

Posted 14 Oct 2011 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 14 – Outbreaks among young people in Texas of the old foe tuberculosis – often mistakenly dismissed as a long-ago health menace now confined to the pages of a Charles Dickens novel – show that the respiratory disease is still easily contracted and remains a potential threat to Americans, experts say. "Tuberculosis has always been with us and probably always will be," said Dr. Len ...

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