New drugs still out of reach for most in India, world TB hotspot

March 20, 2015 2:06 PM

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - The case of a Mumbai tailor cured of an extremely resistant form of tuberculosis this week has revived debate over a new drug to which the Indian government has limited access, prompting calls for change.

Dr Zarir Udwadia, the chest physician who treated the tailor, said the government needed to do a "a lot more" to control tuberculosis in India, home to the world's largest number of TB patients.

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