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Public health advocates call on Johns Hopkins to make TB drug widely available

Public health advocates call on Johns Hopkins to make TB drug widely available

Public health groups and Johns Hopkins University students are waging a campaign to ensure that a potentially groundbreaking tuberculosis drug developed by Johns Hopkins becomes available to patients in poor nations where the disease is most pervasive. The groups, including Public Citizen and Medecins Sans Frontieres, are lobbying the university to ensure widespread availability of the drug. Members of student group Universities Allied for Essential Medicines delivered a petition to that effect Thursday to Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels. "The majority of people living with TB are living in low- and middle-income countries, and we need to make sure that this is available...

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