A new parliamentary standing committee report sheds light on the government’s ‘dilly-dallying and procrastination’ over serious irregularities in the approval of various drugs, many of them banned in countries like the US.
A total of 2,010 clinical trials were conducted in India as compared to over 63,000 in the US and total 130,302 around the world, parliament was informed on Tuesday. ‘As against 130,302 clinical trials reported from various
As many as 436 people died last year due to serious adverse events (SAE) during clinical trials and the Union Health Minister has said the deaths could be due to life-threatening diseases such as cancer, heart failure and stroke
The word ‘cancer’ itself brings a lot of stress, dread and anxiety to anyone’s mind. The incidence of cancer has increased many fold and the stories of cancer have become a part and parcel of our medical and personal lives.
An anti-cyanide drug, an anti-nerve gas drug and an anti-toxic gas drug are among the 16 drugs devised by Indian scientists that can be used for disaster management. The drugs have been devised to prepare for dealing with any
The SC on Monday admitted a PIL alleging that certain pharma companies had conducted illegal drug tests of a cervical cancer vaccine on tribal girls. The petition alleges that big pharma companies including Glaxo Smithkline and
The SC on Thursday pointed out the government's failure to halt unethical clinical trials by multinational drug companies on Indian patients who were used as ‘guinea pigs’. Referring to a May 2012 report of the Parliamentary
Jerusalem-based Teva Pharmaceuticals and US-based Galena Biopharma are set to begin major clinical trials of a breast cancer treatment that holds promise of vaccination against several varieties of the disease, Xinhua reported.
The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has asked all pharmaceutical companies to submit safety details of their new drugs every six months after their launch, failing which their licenses would be cancelled. They’re
Clinical drug trials killed 1144 people in the last two years, the government said today. Earlier we had reported how from 2008-2011 clinical trials caused over 2000 deaths however only 22 received compensation.
Of the 1144
According to information provided by the Drug Controller-General (India), in the last four years 2031 people died as a result of Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) caused during drug trials but only about 1 per cent cases received any
Huge irregularities have surfaced in the functioning of Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO), with a parliamentary panel pointing out that at least 33 drugs have been allowed to be sold in India without proper
Recently we reported that Parliament Standing committee had spotted irregularities in the operations of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization. Turns out the CDSCO is facing a severe staff shortage and the headquarters
Things are getting worse and worse for union health ministry. According to a report tabled in parliament today by the standing committee, drug regulators have broken various laws approving drugs without clinical trials, at times