Kerala to investigate drug trial allegations
The high court in the state of Kerala has accepted a petition claiming that an investigational drug was injected into cancer patients at the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) in Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital, without clearance from the Drug Controller General of India, and without approval from the institutional ethical committee.
The chief minister of Kerala, Arakkal Parambil Kurien Antony, last week ordered an investigation into the clinical trial.
Reference: Nature 412, 466 (2001)
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