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Clinical Research Is Booming In India But Are There Enough IRBs?

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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MUMBAI - Over the past decade, India's clinical research industry has grown at a compound annual rate of 64 percent, zooming up from just $12 million in 2001 to an estimated billion-plus dollars by next year. But that meteoric rise may be putting pressure on Institutional Review Boards entrusted with approval of clinical trials and some industry experts are now asking for better controls over IRBs, or ethics review boards

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