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Tuberculosis Drug Development Hobbles Forward

July 2014 By Erica Lessem Introduction After forty years without new approved drug classes, tuberculosis (TB) treatment has recently advanced with the approval of two new compounds to treat multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB): delamanid and bedaquiline.1,2,3 Yet with limited access to…

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The Tuberculosis Diagnostics Pipeline

July 2014 By Colleen Daniels Accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) is the gateway to treatment and—it is hoped—cure for people with latent TB infection (LTBI) or active TB disease. According to the Stop TB Partnership and the World Health Organization…

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Global Update: Hepatitis C Treatment Activism

By Karyn Kaplan and Tracy Swan How can governments and donors effectively address HCV if pharma refuses to drop drug prices?   —Paata Sabelashvili, Activist, Georgian Harm Reduction Network Keeping up with the rapid pace of hepatitis C drug development,…

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2013/2014 HCV Drug Pipeline Update

July 2014 By Tracy Swan Thanks to Jules Levin This update includes presentations from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Meeting, the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), the European Association for the Study of…

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The Pediatric Antiretroviral Pipeline

July 2014 By Polly Clayden Since last year’s Pipeline Report, dolutegravir (DTG) was approved for children aged 12 years and older in the United States and Europe.1,2 The approvals for this age group were granted at the same time as…

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Fit for Purpose: Treatment Optimization

July 2014 By Polly Clayden Since the 2013 Pipeline Report treatment optimization has continued to gain traction. Results from one of the key dose optimization trials ENCORE1—showing a lower dose of efavirenz (EFV) is non-inferior to the currently approved one—…

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