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Need for new TB drugs

25 March 2012

Public sector participation in discovering, developing and making a drug available at affordable prices may be the only way to find new cures for diseases like TB, says Pof Samir Brahmachari on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day

Tuberculosis (TB), a raging problem in Europe and Americas till early 20 century, now predominantly affects the developing world where it continues to be a major health problem and is making in roads even into the developed world. Globally, a TB associated death happens every 20 seconds. India has 20 per cent of the global burden of TB. TB is one of the leading causes of mortality in India, with nearly 1000 deaths a day….

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/health/policy-and-issues/article3220027.ece

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Written by csirindia

March 28, 2012 at 5:39 am

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