A senior scientist and physician on the basis of anonymity told Geo News that over 600 pharmaceutical companies are making huge profits in Pakistan; however, this is not translated to even 10 per cent of these companies spending any money on clinical research and investigation on drugs.
Government indiscretion increases unethical clinical trials in Pakistan
By Khawar Khan for Geo TV Published October 09, 2016
… The senior scientist further said there is no record of how many clinical trials are conducted, neither is there any documented evidence for registration, product efficiency, safety of patient and demographic issues. Doctors or senior health experts are doing clinical trials in Pakistan to get promotions.
… A senior professor of family medicine from Aga Khan University Hospital, Dr Waris Qidwai said that status of clinical trials in Pakistan have many issues which have to be resolved at any cost. An ethical review committee should approve the trial before taking the patient onboard and the patient should be aware of the consequences.