Most MDR-TB Patients Cannot Access Latest Treatments Because Of High Prices, MSF Says
Thomson Reuters Foundation: New lifesaving drugs too expensive for most drug-resistant TB patients: MSF
“Only two percent of people with the most severe cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) have access to the latest life-saving drugs because of their high price, the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said on Monday. The price of bedaquiline and delamanid, two new drugs for treating TB which are recommended by the World Health Organization, should be reduced, by up to 98 percent in the case of delamanid, to make them more accessible to 150,000 patients who need them, MSF said…” (Mis, 3/21).
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