New Delhi: The Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR), an association of clinical research professionals, has this year retained its theme of Patients First for International Clinical Trials Day 2017. Each year, May 20th is celebrated as International Clinical Trials Day to mark the day the world’s first controlled clinical trial was conducted in 1747.
Commenting on retaining the focus on patients for this year’s International Clinical trials Day activities, Dr Chirag Trivedi, President of ISCR said, “Every medicine or treatment we take has been made possible because of a patient who participated in a clinical trial. Our theme Patients First acknowledges the selfless contribution and our appreciation of clinical trial patients in bringing new drugs and new treatment to market. It is also dedicated to patients who are still waiting in hope of a better quality of life made possible through new treatment and to whom we commit the work we do as clinical research professionals.”
India has 17% of the world’s population and 20% of the global disease burden and yet, less than 1.4% of global trials take place in India.