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- Child-friendly TB drugs for first-line medication in a fixed-dose combination were launched for the first time.
- The availability of child-friendly TB drugs of correct dosages will increase drug adherence and thereby reduce acquired drug resistance.
- Earlier, the adult drugs had to be crushed to achieve an appropriate dose for a child making it all the more difficult to administer to young children.
- Since the fixed-dose combinations come in a dissolvable form, tablets no longer need to be crushed.