Researchers question ethics of diabetes drug trial

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 17 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:353
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    Indian scientists have questioned the ethics of clinical trials of a candidate drug for diabetes conducted by the European company Novo Nordisk in 32 countries, including India, before the drugwas fully tested in animals.

    Novo Nordisk suspended clinical trials of the new molecule ragaglitazar in July after it discovered that several rats and one mouse treated with the drug had developed urinary bladder tumours. The company said it was suspending the trials until the cause …

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