Clinical Trials

  • SC issues notice to Centre, PATH on clinical trials November 11, 2013

    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 Ranjan...
  • No clinical trial of untested drugs in absence of mechanism: Supreme Court September 30, 2013

    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 put...
  • Clinical trial of untested drugs must be regulated: SC July 26, 2013

    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 Secretaries...
  • Trials of untested drugs creating 'havoc': SC January 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday slammed the Centre for its failure to stop illegal clinical trials of untested drugs by multinational companies, saying the drug trials are creating "havoc" in the country and causing death of many citizens. The apex court said that the government has gone into...
  • SC seeks details of clinical trials in the country October 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the central government to provide details of clinical trials being conducted throughout the country, their side effects and deaths, if any. The apex court bench of Justice R.M. Lodha and Justice Anil R. Dave, while asking the central government to furnish the...
  • Drug trials: SC issues notices to Centre, states October 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has hauled up the Centre on clinical drug trials in the country. Issuing notices to all state governments on Monday, the apex court asked them if they were being kept in the loop by the government on the clinical trials. The court further sought details from...
  • 'Untested drugs being sold freely in markets' July 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Almost two months after a Parliament Standing Committee raised an alarm on untested drugs, it has been found that they are still being freely sold in the market. The shocking findings of the Parliament committee had put a huge question mark on the credibility of the Central Drug...
  • Trials in India to know right dose of aspirin February 23, 2011

    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 January 29, 2011

    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 North...
  • India finally comes up with its first swine flu vaccine October 18, 2010

    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 in...
  • Stem cells to repair spinal cord injuries? October 12, 2010

    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 safety...
  • Hospital turns Bhopal victims into guinea pigs June 17, 2010

    Bhopal: Some Bhopal gas leak victims who survived the tragedy were used by Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre (BMHRC) for four years to carry out drug trials. The number of such people who were subjected to drug trials is 151. Ramadhar Shrivastva is one such gas victim. In 2007...
  • China claims to beat world at swine flu vaccine trials August 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Chinese drugmaker Sinovac Biotech said it's the first to complete clinical trials for the H1N1 flu vaccine and that its single shot vaccine shows no severe adverse effects. Regulators are expected to start approving swine flu vaccines worldwide in September, as more results come in from clinical trials....
  • Swine flu vaccine trial begins in India, US August 13, 2009

    St Loius: In India and in the US, a clinical trial of a swine flu vaccine is on at eight vaccine centers. University researchers are already testing hundreds of local volunteers to see how effective the vaccine is. ...
  • Clinical trials RTI: Enquiry panel gives AIIMS clean chit September 8, 2008

    New Delhi: The enquiry panel to probe clinical trials at AIIMS has given a clean chit to the pediatrics department. The enquiry was set up after a RTI filed by the Uday Foundation revealed that 49 babies had died between January 2006 and June 2008 during clinical trials. In August, reports...
  • 49 babies die during AIIMS' clinical trials August 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Clinical trials for testing new drugs and therapies at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has claimed as many as 49 babies over the last two and a half years. Many of them had not even celebrated their first birthday. AIIMS response to a Right to Information query...