Tag Archives: Dr Srinath Satyanarayana

Study shows importance of engaging pharmacists for fighting TB, reducing misuse of antibiotics

Montreal (Canada): As a result of the overuse or misuse of antibiotics, antimicrobial resistant superbugs represent an extraordinary threat to global health. This threat is particularly great in India, the world’s largest consumer of antibiotics and the country facing the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world.

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Management of Tuberculosis: 10 Common Pitfalls to Avoid

Even if the diagnostic hurdle is overcome, TB treatment in the private sector is far from standard. When private practitioners initiate anti-TB treatment (ATT), they tend to use drug regimens that are not recommended by WHO or the Standards of TB Care in India (STCI).

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