Treatment for extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis wins US government approval

  27 August 2019

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug regimen to treat an extreme form of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB).

Nearly 90% of people infected with extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB who took this treatment during a clinical trial recovered in 6 months. The average success rate for drug regimens currently used to treat XDR TB is around 34%

Further reading: Nature
Author(s): Amy Maxmen
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