Response to proposed research to reverse brain death: more than regulatory failure

In early May 2016, reports of a bizarre study to attempt a reversal of brain death made the headlines, but there was not even a squeak from the authorities. The "Reanima Project" is a collaboration between an Indian surgeon, Himanshu Bansal, and a US-based biotech company, Bioquark Inc. The research will be conducted by Bansal's own biotech company, Revita Life Sciences, at his Anupam hospital in Rudrapur, a city in Uttarakhand state...

What rural doctors want: a qualitative study in Chhattisgarh state

The importance of addressing concerns of rural health worker welfare in order to improve their performance and retention is widely acknowledged; yet there is little empirical research on the needs of rural health professionals. We report findings from a qualitative research study in rural Chhattisgarh, involving indepth interviews with 37 practitioners and data analysis using the "framework" approach. Participants' expressions of their needs encompassed a range of reforms...

At last – a home grown ethics text!

Olinda Timms, Biomedical ethics. New Delhi: Reed Elsevier India, 2016, Paperback, 407 pages, Rs 400.00, ISBN978-81-312-4415.9. At long last we have a homegrown text on biomedical ethics...

Impact of recent regulatory notifications on an institutional ethics committee

The Government of India came out with a slew of notifications to streamline clinical research in the beginning...

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