ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Clinical Trial-Related Injury

This article provides a detailed critique of the formulae to provide compensation to subjects of clinical trials who may suffer serious adverse effects during their participation. The present formulae used by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization display a lack of medical ethics and disregard the accepted norms.

Medical Self-Regulation

The 25 state medical councils and the apex body, the Medical Council of India, were set up to regulate practitioners registered with them. However, the self-regulatory bodies themselves often made news by getting mired in corrupt activities. Taking the case of the Maharashtra Medical Council as an illustration, this article discusses how it emerged from the controversies surrounding it and also looks at how it can better its functioning.
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