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What is there to do for a TB patient when the current treatment is not enough to cure the disease, and he no longer wants to continue treatment? Emily Wise, a MSF doctor working on tuberculosis in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan, talks about the frustrations of medical “lost causes” and refuses to give up hope. 
Please leave your comments and questions for Emily below her blog post.

What is there to do for a TB patient when the current treatment is not enough to cure the disease, and he no longer wants to continue treatment? 

Emily Wise, a MSF doctor working on tuberculosis in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan, talks about the frustrations of medical “lost causes” and refuses to give up hope. 

Please leave your comments and questions for Emily below her blog post.

Leaving people without drugs is like tying a rope round a person’s neck

Charles

Charles, a Kenyan who benefits from access to vital medications that are at risk of being cut off.

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Help #MSF protect access to affordable meds, tell @Novartis to drop its case vs #India http://ow.ly/8XPoQ #STOPnovartis

More about the situation in India regarding the law suit with Novartis and what actions YOU can take!

A final curious twist in this story is the professional background of President Assad. He is an ophthalmologist, a doctor bound by the same professional oath as the rest of us. He has broken his contract with society and betrayed his medical colleagues. Perhaps we should all send a letter of complaint.

Dr. Greg Elder
Dr. Greg Elder, MSF dept. director of operations, in a blog he wrote for the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on the humanitarian principles and medical ethics that have become another silent casualty of the conflict in Syria.

Check out more about the situation in Syria.