Are participants of clinical trials protected enough?

The death and hospitalisation of individuals involved in a clinical trial in France have raised questions regarding safety precautions during the process.

702's Azania Mosaka speaks to Prof Helen Rees from the Medicines Control Council about the dangers associated with participating in clinical trials.

Listen to the interview below:

The Medicines Control Council has regulatory oversight to ensure that the study that is being proposed makes sense scientifically, then there's constant monitoring.

Prof Helen Rees, Medicines Control Council chairperson

From a scientific and clinical perspective, it is appropriate that we are undertaking research to try improve what is available to the community.

Prof Helen Rees, Medicines Control Council chairperson

All the drugs that we have in this country have gone through a clinical trial process.

Prof Helen Rees, Medicines Control Council chairperson

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