DR-TB Drugs Under the Microscope, 6th edition

Médecins Sans Frontières releases the 6th edition of DR-TB Drugs Under the Microscope: 5 Urgent Actions to Improve DR-TB Treatment.

Drug resistance is a major public health crisis thwarting the effective treatment and care of people living with TB – the world’s leading infectious disease killer. But with the release of new curative medicines and patient-minded improvements of treatment guidelines, drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) no longer has to be a death sentence.

However, countries, policymakers and health care providers tasked with reaching and treating people living with DR-TB must take concrete actions to get lifesaving medicines to the people who need them most.

The 6th edition of DR-TB Drugs Under the Microscope examines the current landscape of DR-TB drug pricing and access policies and outlines five urgent actions for governments, policymakers and health care providers: adopt new treatment guidelines; lower the price of breakthrough drugs; surmount prohibitive patents and licensing policies; implement effective drug procurement practices; and support public health-driven research and development (R&D).

To access DR-TB Drugs Under the Microscope: 5 Urgent Actions to Improve DR-TB Treatment, click here.

Additional publications in the DR-TB Drugs Under the Microscope report series are available here.

Source: Médecins Sans Frontières

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By Médecins Sans Frontières

Published: Oct. 22, 2019, 10:26 a.m.

Last updated: Oct. 22, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

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