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Bhupesh Bhandari: The rot in drug regulation

Bhupesh Bhandari 

Bhupesh Bhandari Dinesh Thakur, the whistleblower whose intervention led Ranbaxy to admit that it had falsified data while seeking the approval of the United States Food and Drug Administration, and pay penalty of $500 million to close the case, has taken the Indian drug regulators to court, accusing them of failing to enforce drug safety rules. Mr Thakur spent much of 2015 to file more than 100 public information requests on how the central and state authorities had responded to cases where the rules had been broken. The responses showed that they had not adequately investigated the issues, which made him ...

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First Published: Thu, March 10 2016. 21:48 IST
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