AMA to Support Increased Resources for TB Control

The American Medical Association (AMA) today voted to support federal legislation to increase resources for global and domestic tuberculosis (TB) control.

About one-third of the worlds population is infected with tuberculosis, and drug resistant strains of TB are spreading around the world, said J. James Rohack, MD, AMA board member. About 10-14 million Americans are infected with latent TB. With the newest class of anti-TB drugs over 40 years old and the increase in multi-drug resistance, we need new tools to fight this killer disease.

Source: American Medical Association