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'Include local advice for drug trials in India'


'Include local advice for drug trials in India'












Clinical trials done in India should be guided by local concerns and have a strong local participation, felt Roy Rampling, eminent neuro-oncologist and researcher. Delivering the Tata oration in clinical oncology on Friday, Rampling -a professor at the University of Glasgow -said he was surprised to find that clinical trials in India were often controlled entirely by foreign agencies and local investigators had no say in deciding their courses. "All trials are done in India should include local advise. It should be designed for the gain of the local community," said the Malta-born Rampling.

Describing India as the ideal venue for clinical trials, Rampling said the country was ready to take off in medical research...

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