AYUSH – GCP Dr Sathiya Rajeswaran Research Officer SCRI,CCRS,Chennai All roads meet a common goal Roads are different goal is same • ICMR • WHO. ‘Good Clinical Practice Guidelines’ published by AYUSH Ministry for clinical trials of Ayurveda, Siddha & Unani drugs. There are four Research. The department of Ayush has issued good clinical practice (GCP) guidelines for clinical trials in Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani (ASU) medicines.

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However, the proposed guidelines seem to have been drawn up on the basis of Western biomedical approaches, including randomized controlled trials, as necessary evidence.

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As long we know and acknowledge that a designed trial is biased, we have created a body of work that is scientifically unbiased. The intention of this page manuscript is to persuade that clinical studies in ASU systems are conducted in agreement with ethical and scientific guudelines and safety issues and rights of study subjects are protected at all stages of trial conduct.

The label should necessarily contain the following information: Support Center Support Center. However, blinding of the outcomes to the evaluators can ensure an unbiased comparison.

A Decadal Vision Document – J Ind Acad Clin Med. Unconventional wisdom in medicine. The fundamental tenet of GCP is that in research on man, the interest of science and society should never take precedence over considerations related to the well being of the study subject. Equipoise and the Dilemma of Randomized Clinical Trials.


J Altern Complement Med. The Ayurvedic system of medicine has survived and thrived over a long period of time, which is an indication that it works.

National Institute of Siddha, Chennai, IN – GCP – AYUSH Guidelines

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A lot more people are seeking Ayurveda and TM as a treatment system, as it is clinically practiced. As such observational studies, meta-analyses, case studies and case series, and an effective pharmacovigilance program are much more in keeping with the needs of the situation, it is important to note that even though observational studies or case studies or case series could be biased, as a body of knowledge they are scientifically unbiased.

Measures to be implemented to ensure the safe handling and storage of theASU Medicine. Such trials may also evaluate whole system interventions implemented under defined manuals and protocols, to specify individualized treatments based on specific patient characteristics. Apr 22, 6: Such approaches and protocols for TCM have already been developed and whole systems trials have been attempted. The GCP is a set of guidelines to the industry which includes the design, conduct, audit, analysis, reporting, termination, and documentation of the clinical studies relating to human subjects.

Adhering to methodical documentation of trials will help bringing credibility to the efforts of persons and institutions involved in the process, which otherwise was lacking for want of any ASU-specific guiding document. A noxious and unintended response at doses normally used or tested in humans b In case qyush new unregistered ASU Medicines: The elemental precept of GCP is that in investigations on man, the concern of science and society should never be given a priority over considerations pertaining to the well being of the human volunteers participating in the clinical trial.


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Ayurveda GCP Guidelines: Need for freedom from RCT ascendancy in favor of whole system approach

Apr 20, 1: A critical appraisal of studies of Ayurvedic medicines to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. However, it still needs safe and effective options on a fast track. Conducting clinical trials and generating evidence on the basis of these guidelines would help convincing the world about the potential scope of ASU remedies in scientific parlance and address the questions of lack of evidence and validation.

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Researchers have voiced this view in several countries over the last few years. Traditional medicine and genomics.