FDA-trained clinical trial inspectors are about to start making the rounds in India. The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization says 25 inspectors have been trained and will begin routine inspections across the nation in an effort to show the world that clinical trials in India are well regulated.
The regulator's goal is to ensure a level of quality in India's clinical trial data that will make it acceptable around the world.
India last year instituted a clinical trials registry and is currently working on software for public access to the registry data. Its next step: mandatory registration of India's contract research organizations.
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