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Thousands die in clinical trials in India, but compensation is rarely paid

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 13 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6149
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

Around 2209 people have died in clinical trials in India since 2011, figures released by the office of the Drug Controller General of India have shown.

The figures, which go up to 20 October 2015, included 1335 deaths since January 2013. They were released as a right to information response on 17 September.

Death during clinical trials in India is a longstanding problem …

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