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Johns Hopkins admits scientist used Indian patients as guinea pigs

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7323.1204b (Published 24 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1204
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    The Johns Hopkins University has admitted that a staff scientist collaborated with Indian doctors to test an experimental cancer drug in Indian patients without establishing its safety through animal tests.

    The university announced last week that it had initiated sanctions against the scientist for participating in clinical trials that did not meet the university's standards for human research.

    The scientist had provided the drug to doctors at the Regional Cancer Centre in India's southern state of …

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