Clinical trials: SC asks details on deaths from Centre

Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to provide details on the number of deaths and severe adverse effects caused to people who were subjected to clinical trials.

Clinical trials: Need to strike balance, says Azad

Noting that the industry has voiced concerns regarding regulations on clinical trials in the country, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said there is need to strike a balance on the issue.

New anti-cancer drug in clinical trials

Scientists have discovered a marker on leukemic stem cells and an antibody drug that binds to this marker is undergoing clinical trials in Australia and the US.

Clinical trials needed to develop new medicines: Industry body

Clinical research would enable India to find newer and better medicines to treat its population and reduce mortality rates for various diseases, according to an apex association of clinical research professionals.

26 new drugs permitted for sale without trials in India

Notwithstanding strong warnings by the parliamentary standing committee on health, new drugs continue to be approved for marketing in the country without holding any clinical trials on Indian patients to test their safety and efficacy.

Promising new compound offers hope against cocaine addiction

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have unravelled the molecular foundations of cocaine`s effects on the brain, and identified a compound that blocks cravings for the drug in cocaine-addicted mice.

Post stringent norms, clinical trials in India plummet

Clinical trials of drugs in India have seen a drastic fall this year after toughened norms were introduced following Supreme Court directives.

16 deaths in 2012 directly due to clinical trials: Govt

As many as 436 people died during clinical trials in the country last year, of which only 16 were attributed directly to such experiments.

Drug Controller to finalise compensation for death, injury in clinical trials

Pharmaceutical firms conducting clinical trial of drugs in India will no longer be able to get away with meagre and arbitrary payment of compensation in case of injury or death of subjects of trials.

Alcohol vaccine for immediate hangover to be tested in India

In a bid to tackle the growing problem of alcoholism, a new vaccine that gives alcoholics an immediate and heavy hangover will soon be tested in India after preclinical trials in Chile.

Clinical trials of untested drugs creating havoc: SC

The SC today slammed the Centre for its failure to stop illegal clinical trials of untested drugs by multinational companies, saying the drug trials are creating "havoc" in the country and causing death of many citizens.

Nine cases of irregularities in clinical trials in 3 years: Azad

Nine cases of alleged irregularities in clinical trials have come to light in the last three years and action was taken Rajya Sabha informed.

SC seeks details on human trial of drugs

The Supreme Court Monday asked the central government to provide details of clinical trials being conducted throughout the country, their side effects and deaths, if any.

`Jungle Raj` in stem cell research: Official

A `Jungle Raj` has been prevailing in the country regarding research on stem cell therapy.

Anti-cancer vaccine trials in Chennai soon

An anti-cancer therapeutic vaccine, developed by Indian scientists, is all set to undergo clinical trials in Chennai and the US in the next few months.

‘Poor, illiterate Indians becoming guinea pigs’

Pharmaceutical companies in the West have seized on developing countries like India over the past five years as a testing ground for drugs.

Success in new peanut allergy trials

New treatment for peanut allergies is effective, after a 3-year trial provided by convincing evidence.

Success in new peanut allergy trials

New treatment for peanut allergies is effective, after a 3-year trial provided by convincing evidence.

Audit of clinical trials to begin from Sep 1

The government will begin an audit of clinical trials by pharma companies in India from September 1, a move aimed at protecting the poor and gullible patients from being exploited for such trials.

Cadila to apply for clinical trials for swine flu vaccine

With an aim to launch vaccine for
Influenza H1N1 A Virus (swine flu) in India, Cadila
Pharmaceutical will seek the government`s nod in two days for
initiating clinical trials in this regard.