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Johnson Johnson cuts price of TB drug bedaquiline in poorer countries

Johnson Johnson lt;JNJ.N gt; said on Monday it was slashing the price of its version of the tuberculosis drug bedaquiline to $340 from its original price of $400, for a six-month treatment, in low- and middle-income countries, to scale up its use during the COVID-19 pandemic. J J s bedaquiline, marketed under the brand name Sirturo, will be available at the reduced price to more than 135 eligible countries, through United Nations-hosted Stop TB Partnership s Global Drug Facility (GDF), created in 2001 to negotiate lower prices for treatments. REUTERS


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