US FDA approves TB Alliance's treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis

US FDA approves TB Alliance's treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved TB Alliance's treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis as part of a three-drug combination regimen called BPaL, the not-for-profit said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is shown in Silver Spring nea
FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is shown in Silver Spring, Maryland, November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed

REUTERS: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved TB Alliance's treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis as part of a three-drug combination regimen called BPaL, the not-for-profit said on Wednesday.

The decision comes two months after a panel of advisers to the FDA voted 14-4 in favor of the drug, pretomanid, in combination with linezolid and Johnson & Johnson's bedaquiline for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB).

(Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)

Source: Reuters

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