Recent news (from our May 2020 Newsletter)

1. IMPORTANT NEWS: INCREASED ACCESS TO PRETOMANID/BPaL
Hope of a cure for individuals with XDR-TB.

2. WHO launches online course to improve diagnosis of drug-resistant TB

WHO/Europe has launched a new online course to strengthen the capacity to diagnose drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) using molecular techniques. This free course, entitled “Drug-resistant tuberculosis: how to interpret rapid molecular test results”, is available on the OpenWHO platform and includes opportunities for participants throughout the world to seek expert advice for their diagnostic questions.

3. Korea upgrades guidelines for multidrug-resistant TB
Korean patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) will likely get faster and better treatment than now.

Previous news

EMA panel backs pretomanid for drug-resistant TB

Posted on 23 Apr 2020

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended approval of pretomanid FGK (FGK Representative Service GmbH) for drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB).

Webinar: Hear the latest about the NiX-TB regimen for XDR-TB; Slides and Recording here!

Posted on 30 Mar 2020

On March 26, 2020, RESIST-TB hosted a webinar featuring Dr. Dan Everitt to discuss the recently published work on the NiX-TB trial, which focuses on treatment of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). To read the publication, the article can be found below (publication #2). The presentation slides and recording have been posted here.

WHO announces updates on new molecular assays for the diagnosis of TB and drug resistance

Posted on 16 Jan 2020
Significant improvements to the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and rifampicin resistance in adults and children are expected, following key updates on new molecular assays, announced by the World Health Organization (WHO

Webinar: Advocacy for access to DR-TB treatment – webinar materials now available online

Posted on 16 Jan 2020
The TB Europe Coalition conducted a webinar on 13 November 2019 on advocating for the new guidelines on drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) treatment.

From our January 2020 Newsletter!

1. Submit Feedback To Inform Overhaul of ClinicalTrials.gov
In February, ClinicalTrials.gov—the world’s largest public repository of clinical research registry and results database—will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Over the next few months, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will be Engaging Users To Support the Modernization of ClinicalTrials.gov.
2. WHO announces updates on new molecular assays for the diagnosis of tuberculosis and drug resistance
Significant improvements to the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and rifampicin resistance in adults and children are expected, following key updates on new molecular assays, announced by the World Health Organization (WHO).