New Delhi: 9th May 2012
Is the pill you’re popping safe? Well, one cannot be certain. Several highly popular medicines in India are being sold without having undergone clinical trials to check for their safety. In a damning report by the parliamentary standing committee for health and family welfare, which looked at the functioning of the country’s highest office on drugs — the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) — 33 new medicines were found to have been approved between January 2008 and October 2010 without undergoing human trials.
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