SC notice to Centre over illegal drug trials

The Supreme Court Monday sought the Centre`s response on a PIL seeking inquiry into alleged illegal clinical trials of untested drugs in various states of the country.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday sought
the Centre`s response on a PIL seeking inquiry into alleged illegal clinical trials of untested drugs in various states of the country.
A bench of justices R M Lodha and H L Gokhale issued notice to the Centre, Health Ministry and Medical Council of
India seeking their replies on the petition.

The court passed the order on a PIL filed by Indore-based
NGO Swasthya Adhikar Manch which sought appointment of an
expert committee to regulate the clinical trials done by many
multinational pharmaceutical companies.

The petitioner-NGO pointed out various cases of illegal
drug trials going on in the country and said that such trials
must be stopped immediately and requested the apex court`s
intervention in the matter.

The bench, after hearing the petitioner`s arguments,
agreed to hear the petition and issued notice in the case.

PTI

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