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India plans to audit clinical trials

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7524.1044-b (Published 03 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1044
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    The Indian government has announced a plan to set up a registry and to audit some clinical trials after being dogged for years by controversies over illegal and unethical trials.

    The Indian Council of Medical Research will establish a registry of clinical trials conducted in the country, and drug regulators will scrutinise trials to ensure compliance with ethical guidelines and good clinical practice, officials said last week.

    The health ministry has begun training drug inspectors to audit trials, Ashwini Kumar, …

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