Apex committee on clinical trials gives approval to 33 proposals of clinical trials

Ramesh Shankar | PharmaBiz.com | Mumbai | 12 November 2014

The Apex Committee on clinical trials, constituted by the Union health ministry on the directive of the Supreme Court to monitor the clinical trial sector in the country, has cleared a total of 33 proposals, 18 proposals of global clinical trials (GCTs) and 15 in other areas, after these were approved by Subject Expert Committees (SECs) and thereafter the Technical Committee, another high-level committee constituted by the ministry on this purpose on the directive of the Supreme Court.

According to senior officials in the ministry, the Apex Committee in its 17th meeting held on October 15 deliberated in detail on the new proposals and ratified the recommendations made by the Technical Committee.  The Technical Committee had deliberated on 35 cases related to approval of clinical trials and protocol amendments.

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