New TB test to detect more people who need DR-TB treatment
Médecins Sans Frontières report says fixing drug supply and price problems is urgent.
Geneva/Johannesburg, 24 March 2011 – A promising new diagnostic test will finally help detect more people with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), increasing the urgency to solve major problems around the pricing and supply of DR-TB medicines, according to a new report by the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières. DR-TB is on the rise, but less than 7% of 440,000 new cases each year receive treatment, and DR-TB kills 150,000 people annually. read more.