Tuberculosis drug bedaquiline wins FDA approval

01/1/2013 | Reuters · MSN

The FDA approved the use of Johnson & Johnson's Sirturo, or bedaquiline, in combination with other drugs, to treat patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Sirturo, developed by Janssen Therapeutics, is the first tuberculosis drug to gain approval in 40 years. Because of the possibility of fatal heart problems, Sirturo will carry a boxed warning.

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