New Drug Bedaquiline Effective Against Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Medical Research Interview with:
Brian Dannemann, MD, FACP
Senior Director, JNJ Pharmaceutical Research and Development
Titusville, NJ 08560

MedicalResearch: What are the main findings of the study?

Dr. Dannemann : The final investigational 120-week results from the TMC207-C208 Phase 2 study demonstrated that bedaquiline (SIRTURO®) showed nearly twice an many patients in the bedaquiline group as in the placebo group were cured on the basis of the World Health Organization (WHO) outcome definitions for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis which was statistically significant (38 of 66 patients  [58%] and 21 of 66 patients [32%] respectively; p = 0.003).
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