No clinical trials in India for new drugs approved in select developed markets

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules,2019. The new rules say that new drugs approved for use in the EU,UK,Australia, Japan and the US will be automatically allowed in India provided clinical trials included Indian patients.The move is expected to reduce the time taken by pharma firms to… Continue reading No clinical trials in India for new drugs approved in select developed markets

Parkinson’s drug trial offers glimmer of hope for cell repair

According to scientists, clinical trials of experimental treatment for Parkinson’s disease could not substantially prove whether the treatment was able to halt or slow down the disease. The treatment is called Glial Cell Line Derived Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF). GDNF is made by privately-held Canadian biotech firm MedGenesis Therapeutix. Clinical trials are scientific studies conducted to find… Continue reading Parkinson’s drug trial offers glimmer of hope for cell repair