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World Lung Conference Opens With Calls To Urgently Address TB, Lower Price Of Treatment

Health-e News: TB drug price protests take center stage at World Lung Conference launch
“As the opening ceremony of the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health kicked off in the Netherlands last night, protesting activists demanded Johnson & Johnson (J&J) slash its price for the blockbuster tuberculosis (TB) drug, bedaquiline…” (Green, 10/25).

Xinhua News: Tuberculosis under spotlight at world conference on lung health
“…The unnecessary millions of deaths each year from TB is a global health emergency and requires urgent action, said José Luis Castro, executive director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), organizer of the conference…” (10/25).

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