Issue Date: September 14, 2009
Killing TB In Its Sleep
A drug already approved by FDA for treating diseases caused by parasitic protozoans such as Giardia lamblia is also effective against cultures of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, according to a study in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (DOI: 10.1021/jm9010719). The agent, nitazoxanide, could be a good starting point for designing new TB drugs. Eradicating TB with established drugs takes months or years, . . .
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