Single tablet treatment will require costly clinical trial strict regulations imposed by the health authorities are likely to delay the arrival of a new tuberculosis drug for children...

"The world has been waiting for more than five years for a fixed dose combination to be developed for children with TB, and Doctors Without Borders is preparing to use this new combination in its operations in the near future," Julia Hill -  Doctors without Borders South Africa, said... 

 The various pills have to be cut to a size suitable for a child and are to be taken every day for six months. This makes compliance with the treatment difficult and therefore increases the likelihood that children will die from this curable disease. 

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