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Newsweek Feature Examines Challenges Of Diagnosing, Treating, Preventing TB

Newsweek: Invisible Killer: The World’s Most Underestimated Disease “…[Tuberculosis is] an unsexy disease that affects those living in the shadows of society. Researchers, doctors, professors, and health care workers all agree that tuberculosis does not get the attention or investment from international donors that such a deadly killer — the…

House Subcommittee Briefing On Drug-Resistant TB Draws Only 3 Congressmen

Huffington Post: Only 3 Congressmen Showed For A Hearing On The No. 1 Infectious Killer In The World “Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was there. Dr. Eric Goosby, the United Nations envoy for tuberculosis, was there. Dr. Ariel Pablo-Mendez, the U.S. Agency for…

Congress Should Invest In Research To Discover New Diagnoses, Treatments For Drug-Resistant TB In Children

The Hill: Waking up to the realities of drug-resistant tuberculosis in children Sanjay Jain, associate professor of pediatrics and assistant professor of radiology and radiological science at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and international health director at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Infection and Inflammation Imaging Research “…TB…

Health Workers Should Use Appropriate Language, ‘Patient-Centered’ Approach As Part Of Comprehensive Strategy To Effectively Treat TB

Devex: Did poor bedside manner cause the rise of multidrug-resistant TB? Gagik Karapetyan, senior technical adviser of infectious diseases at World Vision “…[E]ffective TB programming should include TB-counseling training, and that counseling must happen at every stage of diagnosis and treatment — from cough to cure. … Basic training in…

Congress Must Take Action To Support Antibiotic R&D

The Hill: Discovery of new superbug gene underscores the need for Congress to act now Johan Bakken, president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America “…[A]ntibiotic research and development (R&D) continues to lag behind existing patient needs and upcoming threats. Fortunately, Congress can help combat the threat of these deadly…

State Department Taking Steps Against Microbial Resistance

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Raising Awareness About #AntibioticResistance Judith Garber, the acting assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), discusses antibiotic resistance, steps individuals can take to help prevent drug resistance, and actions the State Department is taking to work…

Blog Post Examines Recent Study Findings On Antibiotic Resistance Among Meat Animals, Humans

National Geographic’s “Phenomena: Germination”: Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail In her blog, journalist Maryn McKenna explores recent “very bad news” regarding antibiotic resistance in meat animals and humans, and how the use of older, cheaper antibiotics in agriculture is contributing to the spread of drug resistance (11/21).

Unregulated Antibiotic Sales Drive Drug Resistance Development, U.K. Review Panel Says

Reuters: Unregulated antibiotic sales may increase risk of “superbugs”: U.K. review “Global growth of unregulated over-the-counter and Internet sales of precious antibiotic medicines is further fueling the rise of deadly, drug-resistant ‘superbug’ bacteria, according to a U.K. government-commissioned review. … In a report published on Friday …, former Goldman Sachs…