SA’s Medicines Control Council (MCC) has confirmed that it will continue to deny compassionate access to a TB drug that for many drug-resistant patients is their last hope…Bedaquiline (TMC207) is being made available under compassionate use in several countries with stringent regulations on drug safety – including France, Germany and the UK…Doctors Without Borders (MSF), have tried using bedaquiline for a select few patients with pre-extensively drug-resistant (pre-XDR) and multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB… 

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