Simpler TB Prevention Drug Regimen Raising Hope Among Experts
New York Times: A Simple Regimen Can Prevent TB. Why Aren’t More People on It?
“…The world is sorely in need of new ways to prevent TB, not just treat it. Drugs to stave off the infection do exist, but the monthslong regimens are difficult and people often do not finish the prescribed courses. That may soon change: A new drug course, lasting just one month, is just as effective as longer regimens at preventing TB, scientists reported earlier this year. The results have left experts hoping for new progress against a disease that has been an intractable enemy for centuries…” (Mandavilli, 9/23).