HI: New TB Drug Developed 3:00, 2018 (Ref: EU18827)


A new TB drug is being developed in Belgium. It is possible to cure tuberculosis, but it is extremely difficult. The only drugs that can kill TB bacteria are toxic, can damage the liver and cause deafness.

A new drug is being developed which employs a new mode of action to kill the TB bacteria, by targeting an energy-producing enzyme. It is the first drug in 50-years to be able to do this.

The TMC drug, developed in Belgium, is effective against all the current strains of TB including the drug-resistant ones and reduces treatment times.

This new TB drug would be a major breakthrough in combatting one of the biggest killers in the world.