Hopeful Results From Study of New TB Drug Cocktails, University of Stellenbosch Study

Published: Jul 25, 2012

A NEW combination of drugs to treat tuberculosis (TB) may offer fresh hope for fighting the disease, according to local research published this week in the Lancet medical journal. The study found that a three-drug cocktail of an experimental medicine called PA-824 and two medicines already on the market was safe and as effective as current TB treatment, and had the potential to slash the time needed to treat drug-resistant forms of the disease.

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