City’s drug campaign paying off

The City of Cape Town have re- launched their “I have a drug problem” campaign in Bonteheuwel on Wednesday. Mayor Patricia De Lille highlighted that while there are many issues that still need to be addressed, the campaign has seen major successes. De Lille said the campaign has allowed communities[…]

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New drug for TB patients

A new drug will be made available to people who suffer from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a pharmaceutical company said on Monday. It would be available from next year, said technical and medical affairs director of Janssen-Cilag, Abeda Williams. The administration of Sirturo, also known as Bedaquiline, was recently approved by the[…]

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US ‘to send’ untested Ebola drug to Liberia

Liberia has said it will receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug to treat infected doctors in the West African country. A statement, published on the Liberian presidency’s website on Monday, said the United States had approved a request from Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to ship the medicine, ZMapp,[…]

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