Researchers have shown that recipients of the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine are less likely to contract COVID-19 in a new study.
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Repurposing existing drugs can be attractive as the process is often less risky, more cost effective and can be undertaken in less time. This article discusses the logic behind drug repurposing and the approaches that are currently being explored.
Adherence to medicines – ie, maintaining consistency and complying with correct dosage – is vital for treatment success, yet patient non-adherence remains a global concern, risking a multitude of consequences for both the patients and healthcare systems. Dave Elder explores the issue of medicine adherence and expounds on current efforts…
A summary of the CHMP meeting conclusions, including medicines recommended for approval and indication extension and several safety review findings.
The Project to Accelerate New Treatments for Tuberculosis (PAN-TB collaboration) was devised to create transformative regimens for TB treatment, irrespective of drug resistance status.
New research has shown that intravenous injection of the BCG vaccine dramatically reduces monkey susceptibility to TB bacteria and lung inflammation.
Since it was discovered in the 1920s, Raman spectroscopy has been used in pharmaceutical research as a non‐invasive way to provide chemical and structural information in situ, without any staining or complicated sample preparation. Nikki Withers spoke to Professor Kishan Dholakia to hear more about its use in industry and…
A document from the DHSC has reportedly advised NHS doctors to ration certain medicines after outlining dozens of drugs that are in shortage, as published in a report.
A new process developed by the University of Bath protects a TB antigen and a novel vaccine adjuvant from heat damage.
Vaccinations have begun in a phase I human clinical trial testing a freeze-dried, temperature-stable formulation of an experimental tuberculosis vaccine candidate. Nikki Withers speaks to Dr Daniel Hoft and Christopher Fox about the formulation process and what this means for vaccine development going forward.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has awarded TB Alliance a CETR grant for tuberculosis drug development.
A vaccine that does not require a cold chain could be much more easily distributed to communities in need…
Higher daily doses of rifampin, a cornerstone of tuberculosis treatment, were shown to kill more TB bacteria in sputum cultures without increasing the adverse effects of treatment, according to a recent randomised controlled trial.
Promising experimental cancer chemotherapy drugs may help knock out another life-threatening disease: tuberculosis (TB)...
Drug that strengthens blood vessels allows antibiotics to infiltrate tuberculosis granulomas in mice...