Drug Trials

  • Digvijay demands probe into drug trials in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh November 5, 2013

    Alleging a "huge scandal" over drug trials in government medical colleges in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday demanded a central government inquiry into the matter, claiming that more than 100 persons have lost their lives. In a letter to Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, Singh, who...
  • Digvijaya Singh demands probe into drug trials in government medical colleges November 5, 2013

    Alleging a "huge scandal" over drug trials in government medical colleges in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday demanded a central government inquiry into the matter, claiming that more than 100 persons have lost their lives. In a letter to Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, Singh, who...
  • Digvijay Singh demands CBI probe into MP PMT scam, illegal drug trials July 31, 2013

    Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Wednesday demanded a probe by CBI into "illegal" clinical trials of drugs in Madhya Pradesh and the "scam" in the Pre-Medical Test conducted earlier this year by the state Professional Examination Board (MPPEB). "We (Congress) are sure that neither the state police nor the Lokayukta would probe the pre-medical test scam or...
  • Slow approvals put India's drug trials industry at risk February 13, 2013

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Slower government approval for testing new medicines is threatening India's aspirations to be a fast-growing, low-cost hub for clinical trials, and has prompted some drugs firms to shift operations elsewhere, adding to their costs. While India's drug regulator and the health ministry's medical research body deny any slowdown, interviews...
  • 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...
  • 12 Bhopal gas tragedy victims die in drug trials July 18, 2012

    Bhopal/New Delhi: An RTI has revealed that Bhopal gas tragedy victims are being used as guniea pigs for drug trials in hospitals. At least 12 victims have died in illegal drug trials till now. The Supreme Court has come down heavily on the Madhya Pradesh government after an NGO filed...
  • SC pulls up MP govt for drug trials on humans July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Madhya Pradesh government on drug trials and came down heavily on the Shivraj Singh Chouhan administration for treating people as guinea pigs even as people are dying due to illegal trials. Terming it "most unfortunate', the apex court criticised the...
  • Bhopal: Drug trials conducted on gas victims August 7, 2011

    Bhopal: Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre has been carrying out clinical trials on gas victims. CNN-IBN has accessed documents that show that at least 80 per cent of the patients on whom trials were conducted, were victims of the gas tragedy. What was suspected and alleged so far is confirmed...
  • AP: students made guinea pigs for drug trials July 20, 2011

    Vishakapatnam: In what could be yet another case of unethical drug trials, two engineering students of Vishakapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh have accused a drug research company of luring them as volunteers on the pretext of an educational project and a payment of Rs 6,000. The duo allege they...
  • Indore hospital uses children as guinea pigs July 15, 2011

    Bhopal: Paras Sacklecha, an Independent MLA from Ratlam, has found through an RTI application that the Nehru Hospital in Indore has subjected at least 1883 children to drug trials - a fact that has not been acknowledged till now. Worse, these figures may have been manipulated, so the numbers of...
  • 5 Andhra women hospitalised after clinical trial June 18, 2011

    Hyderabad: Five women have been hospitalized in Guntur in Andhra Pradesh after they allegedly became guinea pigs for a pharma company trying out a new anti-breast cancer drug. The five women were rushed to a hospital in Guntur after nausea and severe pain in the legs, after taking part in...
  • Bhopal gas victims guinea pigs for drug trials March 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Bhopal gas victims allege that they are being used as guinea pigs for unethical drug trials without being informed. An RTI has revealed that Bhopal Memorial Hospital has pocketed over Rs 1 crore by allowing pharma companies to conduct clinical trials on disaster victims. Shankar Lal was 33 when...
  • Man dies of drug trial for laborotory in Hyderabad December 8, 2008

    Hyderabad: A 24-year-old boy died on Friday night after taking the dose of a medicine during a clinical trial for a laboratory in Hyderabad. Surinder's family was still trying to come to terms with the death of the their son. When a new revelation has upset them further, that Surinder...