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Eisai Joins Groundbreaking Tuberculosis Drug Accelerator Partnership to Discover New Tuberculosis Drugs
Date:11/25/2013

ate, with all existing drugs being at least 50 years old and requiring at least six months to cure the disease. Furthermore, the length of the existing TB treatments means that a considerable number of patients drop out before completion, which in turn can lead to further transmission, emergence of drug resistance, and death. By discovering a new TB drug combination with the potential to cure patients in one month, the TBDA will contribute to shortening the length of treatment as well as decreasing treatment default rates.

Eisai is committed to improving the health and welfare of people in developing and emerging countries and considers its contributions to the economic development and expansion of the middle-income class through these endeavors as a form of long-term investment for future market growth. To achieve this, Eisai remains actively committed to addressing issues in global health to further increase the benefits provided to patients and their families worldwide.

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2 Infectious Disease Research Institute, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rutgers University, Texas A&M University, University of Dundee, Weill Cornell Medical College

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