New Delhi: After over 2,242 deaths during clinical drug trials in last five years, government plans to regulate the USD 500 million sector by bringing changes in drug laws to make lapses by pharma MNCs a punishable offence and enhance compensation among other steps.A day after the Supreme Court rapped the Health Ministry for allowing Indians to be used as "guinea pigs" in the conduct of drug trials, top sources told PTI that the rules meant to monitor clinical trials under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act would be notified within this month.
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