India set for a record with rollout of world's first child-f
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India will become the largest country globally to roll out the world's first easily-dissolvable and flavoured TB drugs. The child-friendly tablets, which are a combination of two or more medicines in a fixed dose combination (FDC), had been recently introduced through the government's TB control programme in six states, and will now be launched privately and through government centres in the remaining states this year.

Although curable, TB treatment consists of multiple drugs taken for a minimum of six months. When treating children, it is difficult to approximate the correct dose by manually combining several drugs together. Splitting the pills results in a bitter taste as well as imprecise dosage.

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