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Private doctors in India prescribe wrong tuberculosis drugs

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7163.904 (Published 03 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:904
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    Many private doctors in India are violating tuberculosis guidelines by giving their patients wrong combinations and inappropriate doses, a study has found. This may be a factor contributing to the rise of multidrug resistant tuberculosis in India.

    The Indian health ministry's tuberculosis control programme detects 1.5 million new cases a year, but tuberculosis still kills around 1200 people each day. The study, conducted by a government tuberculosis centre in …

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