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Accreditation process for clinical trials in India moves a step closer

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 26 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1653
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

Details of the proposed accreditation process for clinical trial sites, investigators, and ethics committees have been unveiled by the Quality Council of India. The processes are being introduced as part of a move to clamp down on potentially dangerous and unethical clinical trials.

The deaths of hundreds of patients involved in clinical trials prompted the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to convene an expert group, chaired by Ranjit Roy Chaudhary, a clinical pharmacologist, to formulate policy and guidelines for clinical trials. In 2013 the group …

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