March 24, 2017

Patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) have to take a fistful of pills and injections daily for up to two years. Side effects of these toxic drugs can include permanent deafness, nausea and vomiting, blindness, and psychosis. After decades without any new TB drugs, two powerful, less toxic medicines were finally released five years ago. But most patients can't get access to them. This needs to change.

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