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Clinical trials: Top court asks details on deaths from Centre

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to provide details on the number of deaths and severe adverse effects caused to people who were subjected to clinical trials.

A bench headed by Justice RM Lodha expressed concern over the issue saying the government must take a balanced approach so that development in the areas of research is not hampered and at the same time people’s lives are also protected.

‘We will have to take a balanced approach. Nothing should be done to stop development in the area of research of drugs and at the same time life of people subjected to trial has to be protected,’ the bench said.

The court passed the order after it found that there were discrepancies in the numbers given by the petitioner NGO and the government.
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