Okay, this is just sad. India is now giving a 6 drug cocktail to anyone with drug resistant TB - However, you must NOT be resistant to 4 of the 6 drugs for the program to work. Guess what? Most folks on the program ARE RESISTANT TO THE DRUGS AND MAKING A MORE VIRULENT FORM OF TB. Will India stop? Nope, they are pushing ahead and probably going to create a form of TB that is completely resistant to drug therapy. The only option left (after drug treatment fails) is to quarantine the patients and isolate them so others don't get infected. You can also collapse one of the lungs in the hopes of protecting the other.
Idiots, they are going to create a super TB that can't be contained.
Here's some of the article (even more depressing)
"MUMBAI—Here on center stage in the global crisis of drug-resistant tuberculosis, top doctors are sounding a new alarm: India's emergency strategy to defeat the disease may be having the opposite effect—encouraging TB instead to mutate into more deadly and unstoppable strains. In its new strategy, India is treating some, and perhaps many, drug-resistant TB patients with drugs that they are already resistant to. That can allow the bacteria to build resistance to new drugs as well.
On Friday, a prominent specialist described research to The Wall Street Journal showing that the government's treatment plan wouldn't work on fully two-thirds of the 300 patients analyzed at one major Mumbai hospital. The results suggest India's plan is "a futile exercise" that will "serve to amplify resistance," said the researcher, Dr. Zarir Udwadia. "It is morally and medically disastrous."
Shown the findings, Mario Raviglione, director of the World Health Organization's Stop TB Department, called India's approach to treating drug-resistant TB "complete nonsense."