Exploratory study on clinical trials conducted by Swiss Pharmaceuticals companies in India: Issues concerns and challenges (September, 2013)

Sama Resource Group for women and Health in collaboration with Bern Declaration (BD), a Switzerland based NGO carried out to a Study to explore the conduct of clinical trials sponsored by Swiss pharmaceutical companies in India. The main objective  is to verify if these companies comply with the relevant ethical standards and with the regulatory environment in India from the perspective of various constituencies and stakeholders. The study was conducted across four states of India and 17 clinical trial participants were interviewed.  The study focused on informed consent, sourcing and recruitment of participants and the issues related to compensation vis-a-vis clinical trials.Image