Editorial: Conflict of interest in research

Published in The Hindu on October 26, 2009 With research being funded more and more by the pharmaceutical industry and incentives in the form of shares or cash for rendering various services becoming the order of the day, there is a compelling need for physician-researchers to disclose any conflict of interest when submitting papers to … Continue reading Editorial: Conflict of interest in research

Editorial: More transparent clinical trials

Published in The Hindu on July 24, 2009 The recent decision of the Drugs Controller General of India to make registration of clinical trials mandatory is laudable and comes two years after the launch of an open-access Indian registry linked to the World Health Organisation platform. All clinical trials initiated after June 15 will have … Continue reading Editorial: More transparent clinical trials