Navigation Links
Faster Approval Procedures Urged For New TB Drugs

Medicins Sans Frontiers(MSF), on Monday called for fast tracking of the approval procedures for drugs which are likely to be effective against extremely drug resistant// tuberculosis(XDR-TB) which is highly prevalent, especially in sub Saharan Africa.

MSF otherwise called Doctors Without Borders(DWB) has urged that the regulatory bodies like the US Food and Drug Administraton(USFDA) and European Medicines Agency step up their pace in developing the promising drugs and make them available.

It was thought earlier that TB had been contained and its eradication was only a matter of time. But the respiratory disease is now back in the form of a new virulent drug resistant strain. The World Health Organization(WHO) estimates that nearly 2 million people worldwide die of TB each year, 99% of them from developing countries.

People with HIV/AIDS are likelier to be susceptible to it because of their low immunity levels and one third of them are infected with TB.

Around 450,000 people are infected yearly with strains that resist treatment with first-line antibiotics, and an increasing number are also untreatable with second-line drugs, "making treatment with existing drugs virtually impossible," MSF said.

The head of Doctors Without Borders, Rowan Gillies, said that research into TB drugs has not been a priority for the past 40-50 years, and that the WHO should take the initiative to deal with this crisis immediately.

The first of the drugs in the pipeline is not going to be ready before 2010 at the current speed of operations, and others will be even more delayed.

Three other medicines are now in clinical trials -- Johnson & Johnson's Diarylquinoline, Otsuka's Nitroimidazo, and Pyrrole by Lupin Ltd and Tido von Schoen-Angerer, director of MSF's Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines, said that it is important that they be brought to the market quickly.

He said fast-tracki ng the three drugs could help curb the spreading of the difficult strains and urged the WHO to ensure adequate funding into TB research. He suggested that just as the first HIV drugs were made available even before final approval, the new TB drugs be given to the needy patients as soon as they were proven safe.
MAL
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Faster way of producing Bird flu vaccine using Reverse Genetics
2. Wounds Heal 25% Faster In Older Adults Who Exercise Regularly
3. Singapore’s Healthcare To Outsource To Indian Firm For Faster X-Ray Result
4. New Antibiotic For Faster Relief From Asthma
5. Adolescent Girls Have Faster Psychological Improvement Than Boys
6. A New break Through In Surgery May Help In Faster Recovery Of Patients
7. Bubble-Blowing Infants may Learn Language Skills Faster
8. Arrested Drug Offenders Offered Faster Help
9. Honey Works Faster than Antibiotics in Healing Wounds
10. New Research Suggests That Obesity Strikes Faster Growing Kids
11. Drug Prices Rising Faster Than Inflation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Elizabeth Murray has always loved walking one ... with one on her shoulder and one on her arm. But she got to ... years of mitral valve prolapse. , The valves of the heart wouldn’t close properly ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 ... ... tuition-free, accredited American online university, has announced today the launch of its Associates ... Nobel Laureate and President Emeritus of The Rockefeller University, Dr. Torsten N. Wiesel; ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , ... May 03, 2016 , ... Boston Children’s Hospital ... rehearse tough medical situations or practice tricky or rare procedures in an environment that ... the SIM Center is also available to inventors and “hackers” to develop and test ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... 03, 2016 , ... Park Cities Pet Sitter has openings for both full-time ... 75205, 75206, 75209, 75219, 75220, 75225, 75229, 75230, 75231 and 75235 zip codes. ... Plano, Preston Hollow and Park Cities areas of the Metroplex. Candidates must love ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 ... ... solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that Legacy Health is expanding its ... Efficient Works platform), after a highly successful initial proof of concept. The Portland, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... 3, 2016  As a teenager, an active and ... which damaged his heart. He continued enjoying sports and ... 2013, Shepherd,s heart was giving out and he was ... 20, 2013, the Mesa, Arizona ... Like a heart transplant, the SynCardia TAH-t is the ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... 3, 2016   BIOTRONIK , a leader ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Iperia ... heart failure patients with access to diagnostic magnetic ... remote monitoring with daily automatic transmission and closed ... in response to physiological demands. ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. , May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... about the importance of extending care beyond the implant ... Scientific Sessions, May 4-7 in San Francisco ... tasked with continually delivering the highest quality of patient ... ensuring patients are cared for each and every tomorrow," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: