Published Year: 2009
At Mumbai, January 10, 2009. The Third Lecture of the Krishna Raj Memorial was on CliniCal Trials and HealthCare regulation in India.
At Mumbai, January 10, 2009.
The Third Lecture of the Krishna Raj Memorial was on CliniCal Trials and HealthCare regulation in India.
Co-organised by: Centre for Studies in Ethics and Rights (CSER) and Indian Journal of Medical Ethics (IJME).
Clinical Trials and Healthcare regulation in india. Mumbai: CSER.
This report summarises the presentations and discussions at the seminar. It starts with an overview of ethical concerns in clinical research from the perspectives of Indian activists and those in the West. It then presents the summary findings of an investigation into four trials. Important issues identified in the ensuing discussions are given: the nature of consent from vulnerable groups, the impact of incentives and inducements, and the ethics of placebo controlled trials. The third part of this meeting focused on regulation: in healthcare research, the manufacture of medical devices, and the provision of health services. Presentations were made by a researcher studying ethics committees, a drug manufacturer, and a health activist. Drawing the links between these sections… one can see the interrelatedness of ethics, equity and governance.