first_img About the Author Reprints What is it? Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Log In | Learn More What’s included? As a major conference on tuberculosis nears, Doctors Without Borders is pressuring suppliers of key medicines — Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Mylan (MYL) and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals — to lower their prices by significant amounts.As part of its effort, the nonprofit is protesting outside J&J offices in several countries to demand the health care giant slash the price of Sirturo by half — to $1 a day. Currently, the lowest price J&J charges for a 20-month treatment course is $1,200, or $2 a day, in countries eligible to buy the drug through the Global Drug Facility, a purchasing mechanism run by Stop TB Partnership, a United Nations program. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr.center_img Ed Silverman By Ed Silverman Oct. 10, 2019 Reprints Pharmalot Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. @Pharmalot [email protected] Doctors Without Borders demands drug makers lower their prices for TB treatments Tags drug pricesinfectious diseasepharmaceuticalsSTAT+last_img read more