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Simulated patient study sheds new light on antibiotic use in India - McGill Newsroom

McGill Newsroom. As a result of the overuse or misuse of antibiotics, antimicrobial resistant superbugs represent an extraordinary threat to global health. This threat is particularly great in India, the world's largest consumer of antibiotics and the ...and more »

Without Success in India, We'll Never Control Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Anywhere - Forbes

Two newly released studies from India make the global fight against antibiotic resistance and drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) feel even more daunting. India is critical to the control of TB and other antibiotic resistance, as it is both the largest ...and more »

Number of TB cases in India is double current estimates, says new study - Imperial College London

The number of cases of tuberculosis (TB) in India may be up to two to three times higher than current estimates, suggests a new study. The research team, comprising researchers from Imperial College London, the Government of India's Revised National TB ...and more »

Million India TB patients missing from statistics, say study - Livemint

New Delhi: More than a million tuberculosis (TB) cases may be missing from official statistics in India, the country worst affected by the deadly bacterial infection, a study published in The Lancet journal on Thursday found. Many patients seeking ...and more »

Private sector bears higher TB burden: Study - The Hindu

A study has found that in 2014 there were 2.2 million TB patients treated in India's private sector alone. This is 2-3 times higher than current estimates. In all probability, the higher TB burden in the private sector might still be an underestimation ...and more »

No. of India's TB patients may be double the estimate: Lancet - Economic Times

MUMBAI: India's tuberculosis nightmare could be much worse than feared. A new study analysing the sale of anti-TB medicines across India has estimated that there could be two times more drug-sensitive TB patients than currently assumed. While it was ...and more »

Up the ante on TB - Hindu Business Line

Recently published findings in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal that an additional 2.2 million cases of tuberculosis go unreported in India should ring alarm bells in government. For a country already grappling with the highest number of ...and more »

India may have a million more tuberculosis patients than we estimated -

India has a quarter of the world's disease burden of tuberculosis. In 2014, the World Health Organisation estimated that there were 2.2 million cases of tuberculosis throughout the country. If that didn't sound bad enough, a new statistical analysis ...and more »

Antibiotic overuse harming Indias fight against TB - Free Press Journal

Toronto: India, which is facing the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world, is also the world's largest consumer of antibiotics, say researchers of Indian-origin in a study, conducted to determine whether pharmacies have contributed to the ...and more »

Pharmacies show restraint in selling anti-TB drugs: Study - The Hindu

The study notes that most pharmacies surveyed had managed the confirmed tuberculosis cases correctly and the use of all antibiotics decreased sharply when the patient's diagnosis was revealed to the pharmacists. For a country that consumes the most ...and more »