ICMR to implement UN agency's standards on clinical trials
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India’s apex medical research body along with other leading groups will adopt UN health agency’s recommendations to register and publicly disclose results of all clinical trials they fund or support. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Norwegian Research Council, the UK Medical Research Council, Medecins Sans Frontieres and Epicentre (its research arm), PATH, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Institut Pasteur, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust agreed to develop and implement policies within the next 12 months that require all trials they fund, co-fund, sponsor or support to be registered in a publicly-available registry.

They also agreed that all results would be disclosed within specified timeframes on the registry or by publication in a scientific journal. Currently about 50 per cent of clinical trials go unreported, according to several studies, often because the results are negative. These unreported trial results leave an incomplete and potentially misleading picture of the risks and benefits of vaccines, drugs and medical devices, and can lead to use of suboptimal or even harmful products.

http://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/icmr-to-implement-un-agencys-standards-on-clinical-trials/677442/
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