Navigation Links
India Fast Become Prime Location for Clinical Trials, but Vigilance Called for

India is fast becoming a prime location for clinical trials for many pharmaceutical giants//, observers say.

Pfizer, BristolMyers Squibb, GlaxoSmithkline, Eli Lilly are among those big firms that conduct the trials in the country.

Currently over 226 clinical trials approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are in India.

Faced with the increasing costs of clinical trials and a shortage of willing participants at home, western drug companies are looking at off-shoring the trials to the third world.

India has perhaps the world's largest patient pool, it is pointed out. Moreover, it may be easy to pick out those who may not be taking any other medicine.

But the main consideration is costs — industry watchers say drug companies may save up to 50% of the costs of new drug development by conducting trials in India.

Big cities are favorite spots for these trials, with Delhi having 76 trials, Mumbai 86, Chennai 50 and Bangalore 64, it is reported.

Many clinical research organizations (CROs) have sprouted up, offering to carry out such trials. They are getting business worth up to 120 million US dollars a year. It is expected that clinical trials estimated to cost two billion dollars could end up in India by 2010.

The Center has made changes in laws and regulations to accommodate the clinical trial boom.

Apart from changes in patent laws, which will protect data confidentiality, initial or phase-1 trials are also permitted.

A Framework for Good Clinical Practices has also been announced. In the budget for 2007-08, the service tax on clinical trials was done away with.

However, many doubt whether India's top regulatory body, the Drug Controller General of India, is technically equipped to cope with the influx.

In recent years, there has been a spate of failures of clinical trials with many of the top pharma compani
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Is Diabetes the Leading Cause of Kidney Failure in India
2. AIDS Disaster in India is Imminent
3. Indian Prime Minister has successful Knee Replacement Surgery
4. International community warns India on HIV situation
5. India takes on foot-and-mouth disease by vaccinating animals
6. Development of AIDS vaccine -- Chiron Corp in talks with four Indian cos
7. India to benefit from pharma companies move
8. Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India
9. The World Bank funds private Hospital in India
10. Parke-Davis (India) runs into rough weather – Court orders attachment of asset
11. Indian Doctor granted US patent on organ regeneration
Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/17/2014)... Colic affects about one in five infants in the ... during the first several months after birth. Research into ... promise; however, the April 1, 2014 issue of the ... on a study, "Probiotics and Infant Colic," concluding that ... for infant colic did not reduce crying or ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that the anti-seizure ... model. The findings, reported in the American ... lead to more effective treatments for alcoholism. , ... leading causes of illness and death in the ... limiting the productivity of workers and necessitating huge ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Calif.) An international team led by researchers at ... complex, which plays a key role in cell division, ... This is the first time the complex has been ... make cyclin B1/Cdk1 an excellent target to control cellular ... The research was published online today in the journal ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... by Cesar A. Arias, M.D., Ph.D., at The University ... identified a new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection ... April 17 issue of The New England Journal ... of a class of highly-resistant bacteria known as methicillin-resistant ... major cause of hospital and community-associated infections. The superbug ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... ribbon representing a disease. A pink ribbon is well known ... think of with lung cancer?, Although white has been identified ... black may be the only one they think fits., A ... smokers between the ages of 51 to 79 years old, ... these patients, the emotional toll it can have and how ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New study says probiotic use for infant colic is not effective in reducing symptoms 2Health News:BUSM researchers find anti-seizure drug may reduce alcohol consumption 2Health News:Dual role: Key cell division proteins also power up mitochondria 2Health News:New MRSA superbug emerges in Brazil 2Health News:Unraveling the 'black ribbon' around lung cancer 2
... Solutions Founder, Joins Schooner Healthcare Consulting Team, ... RN, CCM, a,leading thought leader in the case ... "I am delighted that Ms. Craig, architect of ... as Chief Knowledge Officer,",notes Mr. Garry Carneal, SHS ...
... may explain why some nonsmokers contract the disease, study says ... variant increases the risk of lung cancer, even in nonsmokers, ... the alpha1-antitrypsin gene double someones risk of developing lung cancer, ... help explain why some nonsmokers develop the disease, said study ...
... TransforMED Names Kevin Hutchinson to Inaugural Board of ... president and chief,executive officer, Kevin Hutchinson, has been ... for TransforMED LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of ... provide,support and consulting services to primary care physicians ...
... Dermatology Clinic (ADC),Tustin announces today the appointment of Dr. ... Board of the American College of,Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD). The ... is the decision making body for the specialty College.,This ... Dr.,Muse being a liaison between the ACVD Executive Board ...
... the June issue of the Journal of Dental Research ... and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) in expanding the understanding of, ... NIDCR Director Lawrence A. Tabak and Deputy Director A. ... the traditional research community can be best positioned for ...
... May 27 Family,Health International,s staff will make ... number of new publications at the annual,Global Health ... Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC., Join FHI ... public health,impact of the recent violence in Kenya, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Acuity Workflow Solutions(TM) Enhances Medical Case Management Process: 2Health News:Common Genetic Variant Tied to Lung Cancer Risk 2Health News:Common Genetic Variant Tied to Lung Cancer Risk 3Health News:Prematics CEO Joins Initiative to Advance More Coordinated, Connected Health Care 2Health News:Prematics CEO Joins Initiative to Advance More Coordinated, Connected Health Care 3Health News:Animal Dermatology Clinic Tustin Announces Dr. Russell Muse's Appointment as the Member-At-Large for the Executive Board of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology 2Health News:NIDCR strategies for future scientific success 2Health News:Family Health International Featured at Global Health Council Conference 2Health News:Family Health International Featured at Global Health Council Conference 3Health News:Family Health International Featured at Global Health Council Conference 4
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 ... research report is available in its ... Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug ... of Administration ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014 InformEx, North America,s ... of high-value chemistry, will hold the 30 th edition ... Convention Center from January 21-24. (Logo: ... from top pharmaceutical, fine chemical and specialty chemical companies will ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014   NuAire , a manufacturer of ergonomically ... with Hitachi Koki of Japan ... North America . NuAire will utilize its network of ... Canada to offer assistance in application use, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 16Media Advisory: InformEx 2014 Events & Speaker Lineup for 30th Edition Conference in Miami Beach 2NuAire announces sales and service of Hitachi Koki centrifuges in North America 2
... Technologies®, a leading provider of radio frequency identification ... a three-year strategic partnership with HPSI® Purchasing Services ... security solutions for the long-term care market. ... Alert® Wandering Management, Quick Response® Wireless Call systems ...
... 2011 ThermoGenesis Corp. (NASDAQ: KOOL ), a ... store adult stem cells, said today that Mahendra Rao, M.D., ... "Dr. Rao has been appointed to a position ... to resign as a director of the Company, pursuant to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ThermoGenesis Names Former Applied Imaging CEO Robin Stracey to Board of Directors, Replacing Dr. Mahendra Rao 2ThermoGenesis Names Former Applied Imaging CEO Robin Stracey to Board of Directors, Replacing Dr. Mahendra Rao 3
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: