Clinical Trials

  • SC issues notice to Centre, PATH on clinical trials 11-11-2013 05:42 PM

    The Supreme Court, on Monday, issued notice to PATH, an international NGO working in the health sector, on a PIL alleging that it indulged in unethical conduct of clinical trials in collaboration with ICMR between 2009-10 in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. A bench of Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justice...
  • No clinical trial of untested drugs in absence of mechanism: Supreme Court 30-09-2013 01:06 PM

    No clinical trials should be allowed for new drugs till a mechanism is put in place to monitor them and to protect the lives of people on which drugs are tested, the Supreme Court on Monday said. A bench headed by Justice RM Lodha said that a system must be...
  • Clinical trial of untested drugs must be regulated: SC 26-07-2013 05:56 PM

    New Delhi: Clinical trials of untested drugs on humans require certain mandatory standards to be followed, the Supreme Court said on Friday while directing the government to put in place a mechanism to monitor them. The apex court directed the Centre to convene a meeting of Chief Secretaries or Health...
  • Coming soon: A vaccine for malaria

    Health-y-Hiatus |  Nikita Mishra
    It's a eureka moment for scientists ... Experts have made a breakthrough with a malaria Vaccine being clinically tested in Africa right now. The new...

  • Trials in India to know right dose of aspirin 23-02-2011 01:11 PM

    New Delhi: Even after 100 years of use, doctors across the world have no clue how aspirin exactly works in protecting against heart attack and stroke. India will now soon be part of a trial - conducted by Medanta Medicity in collaboration with Duke Medicine, North Carolina - to better...
  • No evidence found that black cohosh damages liver 29-01-2011 02:49 PM

    New York: Despite reports of liver damage in some women using black cohosh to ease menopause symptoms, clinical trials testing one major brand of this herb have so far found no evidence that it is to blame, according to a research review. Extracts of black cohosh, a plant native to...
  • India finally comes up with its first swine flu vaccine 18-10-2010 03:25 PM

    Hyderabad: Bharat Biotech, a city based biotechnology firm, on Monday announced the launch of India's first indigenously developed cell culture H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine under the brand name HNVAC. HNVAC is the vaccine manufactured in cell culture, a highly sterile and controlled manufacturing process instead of eggs, the company said...
  • Stem cells to repair spinal cord injuries? 12-10-2010 07:46 PM

    New Delhi: For the first time ever, US researchers will be using human embryonic stem cells for treatment of spinal cord injuries. The stems cells were tested successfully in rats enabling them to once again walk and run. This is the first phase of clinical trials which will determine the...
  • China claims to beat world at swine flu vaccine trials 23-08-2009 03:15 PM

    China says its single shot vaccine shows no severe adverse effects. ...
  • Swine flu vaccine trial begins in India, US 13-08-2009 12:23 AM

    University researchers are testing hundreds of local volunteers. ...