Family Of Indian Woman With XDR-TB Wins Access To Restricted TB Therapy
NPR: A Teen’s Family Fought To Get Her A Restricted TB Drug — And Won
“A teenager who sued the Indian government to gain access to a new drug against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis was granted her petition in a ruling handed down by the New Delhi High Court on January 18, according to the family lawyer. The decision was widely reported in the Indian press. That drug, bedaquiline, has been approved for use only in a handful of Indian cities and only for the small subset of patients who can demonstrate laboratory evidence of extensively drug resistant TB, or XDR-TB…” (Shaikh-Lesko, 1/19).