News and Updates.

30th September 2013, SC hearing on PIL:
"No Clinical trial on 'Global clinical trials' including New Chemical Entities without proper mechanism” - Supreme Court -
In Such a short period how a large number of clinical trials on NCEs has been approved which is risky , the court asked the Government to submit all data related to approved 162 clinical trials to review.

About the Campaign

       Swasthya Adhikar Manch (Health Right Forum) is a platform constituted for the rights of the people (Sangharsh) and constructive work (Nirman) on various issues related Health & Health rights. It is a network of various organizations working in Madhya Pradesh and other parts of India. The main objective of Swasthya Adhikar Manch is to create an awareness regarding issues related Health and Health rights in people through various means. It mainly includes organizing awareness programmes, expertise lectures and publishing various publications like posters, pamphlets, booklets etc. mainly on issues related health, Drugs and health rights of the people. The members of this organization are mainly Health experts, Doctors, Health activists and Social workers, Journalist working on issues related health since many years. The members of the Swasthya Adhikar Manch are also active members of the other organizations in health field which are also working in network with SAM. Recently on an issue of Drug Trial, Swasthya Adhikar Manch has organized a day long workshop cum lecture in collaboration with Lokmaitri, chaired by Dr. Karunakar Trivedi (Health Expert from Indore) and lectured by Dr. C. M. Gulathi (Editior, Monthly Index of Medical Specialties, New Delhi) dated 7th May 2011. SAM has also published a booklet ‘Drug Trial Upniveshwad Ka Naya Astra’ on the issue of drug trial which has been distributed throughout the country.

       Then after with due concern towards victims of the unethical and illegal drug trials, the SAM has raised this issue through massive media campaigning, launching complaints to different concerned institutions (NHRC, DCGI, MCI, PMO etc.), formation and organization of Drug Trial Victim’s Organization, gathering facts & information through RTI etc. We knocked at all possible doors and got disappointment in returns as no any concrete action has been taken by concern institution. Finally it has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court seeking justice for the Drug Trial Victims throughout nation. The SAM is currently a complainant in NHRC & first organization who have filed a PIL on a issue of Drug Trials in India. Now the work of the SAM has expanded as different cases from other states like Maharashtra, Bihar and Rajasthan are also coming to SAM for justice