Tag: Bedaquiline

Tuberculosis: Policies should ‘help facilitate access to life saving treatment not create barriers.’

Stobdan Kalon is a medical doctor working with Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). His experience spans from managing infectious diseases, interventions in Drug Resistant-Tuberculosis (DR-TB), hepatitis and HIV. As a doctor, I am elated that the World Health Organization...

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Access to medicines: As J&J release earnings, MSF protests price of lifesaving TB drug

As J&J release earnings, MSF protests price of lifesaving TB drug in front of New York Stock Exchange New York, 22 January 2020—Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) protested in front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York today, demanding...

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MSF and TB activists disrupt opening of TB conference to protest drug corporations keeping life-saving medicines from people

Newer medicines for DR-TB are desperately needed, but barriers to access, including high prices, keep them out of reach for most people around the world. Hyderabad, 30 October – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) joined tuberculosis (TB) activists to disrupt...

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Access to medicines: MSF demands Johnson & Johnson reduce price of lifesaving TB drug

GENEVA - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a global campaign calling on pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to lower the price of its anti-tuberculosis medicine bedaquiline to no more than US$1 per day for people everywhere who...

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Tuberculosis: TB activists challenge Johnson & Johnson patent application on bedaquiline in India

Mumbai/Cape Town - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is supporting a patent challenge filed in India this week by two tuberculosis survivors, to prevent pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson (J&J) from extending its monopoly on the tuberculosis drug bedaquiline. Nandita...

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Renewed hope- Stories of four patients fighting drug-resistant-TB in Mumbai

Name : Designation : Interviews conducted & written by DVL Padma Priya for MSF   For World TB Day 2018, we celebrate the courage and endurance of four MSF patients who are currently undergoing treatment for drug-resistant TB (DR-TB).  Pooja,...

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Mumbai: A new life with new tuberculosis drugs

Increasingly drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB) are on the rise in India, particularly in hotspots such as Mumbai. Two new TB drugs, bedaquiline and delaminid, show promising results and offer renewed hope to patients whose TB strains are resistant to...

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