India to control foreign research involving Indian patients

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 18 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:165
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    The Indian government has signalled that it will no longer tolerate trials of new or unproved treatments when they are carried out exclusively in Indian patients.

    New treatments are frequently tested in India RON GILING/PANOS PICTURES

    The Indian Council of Medical Research has refused to fund fetal tissue transplantation trials for retinitis pigmentosa under a protocol developed by Indian and United States scientists on the grounds that the proposed experiments would not include US volunteers. …

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