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ICMR to test efficacy of two medicines for tackling drug-resistant TB

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is planning to test the efficacy of two medicines — Metformin and Bedaquiline Delaminate — for tackling the drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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Opinion: Control of diabetes is an important step towards controlling the spread of TB

TB in India can be tackled with a joint effort of the private physicians, municipal corporation, and patient counselling. Early diagnosis and treatment along with nutritional supplements are needed. Control of diabetes is an important step towards controlling the spread of TB.

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Drug Controller General gives conditional access to new TB drug Bedaquiline

Mumbai: The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has reportedly given conditional access to new tuberculosis drug bedaquiline to battle drug-resistant TB.

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Proportion of MDR-TB cases among new cases in India was 2.2% in 2013

New Delhi: According to the Annual WHO Global TB Reports, the estimated proportion of multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases among new cases in India has been 2.1 per cent, 2.2 per cent and 2.2 per cent in years 2011, 2012 and 2013, respectively. These proportions are much less than high MDR-TB burden countries, Union Health Minister J P Nadda informed the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

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No proposal to introduce new TB drug: Government

New Delhi: There is no proposal to introduce TB drug Bedaquiline in the Indian market, parliament was told on Tuesday.

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New TB drugs being tested in India

New Delhi: Research institutes in the country are undertaking trials to test new drugs to treat tuberculosis including the drug-resistant variety, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Friday.

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