Bhopal gas tragedy victims being used as guniea pigs - reveals RTI
An RTI application filed by a NGO has revealed that Bhopal gas tragedy victims were being used as guniea pigs for drug trials in hospitals. It discloses that at least 12 victims were reported dead due to the illegal drug trials till July this year. The Supreme Court has pulled the strings on the Centre and the State governments by issuing a notice to them. The Court has queried the Centre as to whether they maintain the details of such trials in terms of the number of clinical trials that have taken place between 2005 and 2012, whether there had been any deaths during these years, in cases of death was the compensation given and whether there had been any side effects of the drugs that were tested.