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Drug to tackle C diff goes on sale

26th June 2012

A drug to treat Clostridium Difficile went on sale today, the first new form of medication to treat the bug in fifty years.

Dificlr, which costs £67.50 per tablet, could help to prevent some of the 3,000 deaths every year from the bug. Fatal relapses affect 10% of patients and relapses cost the NHS at least £10,000 per patient. Graziella Kontkowski, founder of the patient group c-diff support (CORR), said she was hopeful that the treatment would prevent people dying. She added: "I would like to hope that with this new treatment, recurrences of C.diff will soon be a thing of the past."

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Sunday 15th July 2012 @ 23:01

From where can I find this drug pls? My brother is suffering from c.difficile - he is in a very difficult situation as he also suffers from diabetes and kidneys.We live in Malta and no one told us anything about this drug. Thanks.

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