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Tuberculosis

17 May 2011

Study finds easier way to prevent tuberculosis

US health officials say they have found a far simpler therapy for people at risk of developing tuberculosis, addressing a key barrier to preventing the spread of the disease.

US health officials say they have found a far simpler therapy for people at risk of developing tuberculosis, addressing a key barrier to preventing the spread of the disease.

The far less onerous regimen involves taking rifapentine, an antibiotic sold by French drug maker Sanofi under the brand name Priftin, along with isoniazid, an effective tuberculosis drug in use since the 1950s.

 

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