Drug trials: Centre,MP govt pulled up

The Supreme Court expressed concern over alleged illegal clinical trial of drugs in the country,saying it is “unfortunate” that humans were being treated as “guinea pigs”

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 17, 2012 12:24:23 am

The Supreme Court on Monday expressed concern over alleged illegal clinical trial of drugs in the country,saying it is “unfortunate” that humans were being treated as “guinea pigs”.

The apex court pulled up the Centre and the Madhya Pradesh government for not filing their response on PILs alleging large-scale illegal drug trials in the state and other parts of the country. The Bench said “there has to be some sense of responsibility (on the part of the government). Human beings are being treated as guinea pigs”. It granted the government and the Medical Council of India eight weeks’ time to file their replies.

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