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Activists interrupt TB conference opening ceremony to call on J&J to cut price of TB drug

Activists interrupted the opening ceremony of the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Hague today, to call on US pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to cut the price of the TB drug bedaquiline in half, to ‘one dollar per day’, so that people who urgently need it can afford it.

How is it possible...

...that we sent people to the moon almost 50 years ago, yet millions of people with tuberculosis are still treated with old, inadequate medicines?