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New drugs act in House soon

HT correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 20, 2013
First Published: 00:01 IST(20/3/2013) | Last Updated: 00:02 IST(20/3/2013)

The new Drugs and Cosmetics Act mandating penal action for violation of norms for clinical trial is likely to be introduced in the Parliament during the ongoing Budget session.

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 The government’s affidavit in the SC states that 80 deaths took place between January 1, 2005 and June 30, 2012, due to clinical trials. The SC is also hearing a PIL which is seeking an independent probe into illegal clinical trials in Madhya Pradesh.


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