While India makes a big fuss about the booming drug trial industry, articles have started appearing all around the world about human guinea pigs fighting for their lives.
As 6 healthy young individuals in the UK fight for their lives after collapsing an hour after participating in a drug trial, and another eleven died in Chicago, the obvious questions raises itself "Is it worth it?" Would these medicine that were being tested have saved more lives than they took? Definitely, clinical tests are essential, but maybe we need better checks in place, especially as trials become easier to conduct in "developing" countries with no policies, no policy implementation, illiterate patients who sometimes don't even know that they are being given "untested" medications.
And after all that news, anyone interested in participating in a drug trial in Aamchi Mumbai?