New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday expressed concern over the alleged ongoing illegal clinical trial of untested drugs in the country and said the government must take corrective measures.
"This is very unfortunate and the government must take
corrective steps," said a bench of justices R M Lodha and H L
The bench also refused to implead Indian Society for
Clinical Research (ISCR) for the time being for having its say
during the hearing of a plea on the issue and asked it to
prove its bonafide.
"People are dying. That is most unfortunate," the bench
observed when senior advocate U U Lalit, appearing for the
ISCR pleaded that the court should also hear its stand.
The ISCR is an association of clinical research
professionals and the society brings together all those who
are engaged in clinical research activities in India.
The bench asked the Centre, Medical Council of India to
file their response within six weeks and posted the matter for
further hearing on July 13.