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India Acts on Flawed Cancer Drug Trials

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Science  28 Sep 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5539, pp. 2371-2373
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5539.2371b

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA-- Reacting to numerous regulatory violations in the testing of an anticancer drug, the Indian government has suspended all human trials for 6 months at the Regional Cancer Center here in the southern state of Kerala. It has also closed a loophole allowing the unregulated importation of experimental drugs by requiring organizations to obtain approval before the testing or marketing of any drug.