Red tape delays kids' TB pill

03 December 2015 - 02:20 By Katharine Child

Strict regulations imposed by the health authorities are likely to delay the arrival of a new tuberculosis drug for children. The first fruit-flavoured pill for TB was created in response to a lack of medication specifically for children.Sick children have to use adult medicines. The various pills have to be cut to a size suitable for a child and are to be taken every day for six months.

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