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APR 04, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Pill-watching practice may not improve Tuberculosis treatment

By Trevor Stokes NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Tuberculosis patients who swallow their anti-tuberculosis pills under the watchful gaze of doctors fare just as well as patients trusted to self-medicate, according to a new analysis. "Do we still need to observe patients taking their pills? Our findings are that's probably not as useful and we could direct resources to other interventions that would be more cost-effective," said study co-author Dr. Tawanda Gumbo, associate professor of medicine at the UT Southwestern Medical Center. ...

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