Newly Approved 3-Drug TB Treatment To Be Available In 150 Nations For $1,040 Per Regimen

Reuters: New tuberculosis treatment for developing countries to cost $1,040
“A newly approved three-drug treatment for tuberculosis will be available in 150 countries including India and South Africa, priced at $1,040 for a complete regimen, more than twice the cost proposed in the past by advocacy groups for other treatments. The United Nations-backed Stop TB Partnership said on Monday that BPaL would be obtainable in eligible countries through the Global Drug Facility (GDF), a global provider of TB medicines created in 2001 to negotiate lower prices for treatments…” (Maddipatla/Mishra, 10/28).

Additional coverage is available from the Times of India.