Changes to TB drugs sales in India

In an effort to slow the rise of multi drug-resistant tuberculosis, the Indian government is considering banning the open sale of tuberculosis drugs. Instead, all patients would receive the drugs for free each day at government registered clinics. This is known as Directly Observed Treatment (DOT), a system which is designed to ensure more regular and consistent treatment. Health ministers hope the change would reduce the numbers of patients who relapse as well as slowing the rise of drug-resistant strains of TB.

Read the full article on the Indian newspaper, FirstPost, website.

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