RESULTS letter on TB drugs published in Guardian

The Executive Director of RESULTS Aaron Oxley has had a letter published in the Guardian, calling on GlaxoSmithKline and other members of the pharmaceutical industry to combat TB.

Aaron writes:

“Andrew Witty and GSK should be commended for unilaterally sharing drug research that may help find a cure for malaria (Glaxo offers free access to potential malaria cures, 20 January). It is a bold move that has created a “patent pool” for real global public good. However, tuberculosis, which kills 5,000 people a day – more than malaria and a similar number to HIV/Aids – receives nowhere near the attention from the pharmaceutical industry that either of these diseases receive. TB is a neglected disease with an enormous human cost, and we look forward to the day when GSK and others announce a similar effort to combat it.”

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