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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Also, Ayurveda advocates the personalized approach in treatment of patients. The guidelines are addressed to investigators and all those, who are interested, concerned, involved and affected with the conduct guideline clinical trials on ASU drugs. Apr 20, 1: Support Center Support Center. Ayurvedic Genomics – Establishing a genetic basis for mind body typologies. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page.

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

For not only have medical researchers questioned the process but some leading doctors have directly written to the Drug Controller of India to ban its use. Health Care and Risk Management: Such Indianized, innovative guidelines on GCP for ASU would not only give due respect, leadership, and a major boost to this sector, but also offer freedom from the over-dominance of RCTs.

Please review our privacy policy. These guidelines are intended to serve as a reference source for research scientists, registered medical practitioners, manufacturers, and health authorities. In fact, we need to evolve appropriate guidelines based on the basic principles of Ayurveda where due weightage is given to empirical evidence. The Ayurvedic system of medicine has survived and thrived over a long period of time, which is an indication that it works.


Regulation on AYUSH system of Good Clinical Practice Guidelines

Help Center Find new research papers in: Generally, in whole system trials, patients are randomly assigned to treatment alternatives, which may include essentials of ahara, vihara, panchakarma, and aushadhias prescribed by Ayurveda. However, the proposed guidelines seem to have been drawn up on the basis of Western biomedical approaches, including randomized controlled trials, as necessary evidence.

Apr 18, 5: I would like to join. The arguments of having long standing in the medical practice or market are often unconvincing and there has been persistent and increasing demand of documented proof of clinical safety and efficacy of ASU medicine.

Indian Academy of Sciences; Equipoise and the Dilemma of Randomized Clinical Trials. The first criterion requires compelling arguments, or reasons supporting a hypothesized efficacy of the treatment in question. This is an open-access article yuidelines under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.

A Decadal Vision Document – J Asso Physicians India. A critical appraisal of studies of Ayurvedic medicines to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.


Studies in Phase III may also further explore the dose-response relationships relationships among dose, and clinical responseuse of the drug in wider populations in different stages of disease, or the safety and efficacy of the drug in combination with other drug s. In the case of Ayurveda, its dosha prakriti theory of disease susceptibility and dosha vikriti approach to etiology are increasingly well understood.

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Inhibition of mutated, activated BRAF in metastatic melanoma. They may be of bcp type but should have valid scientific objectives. The second criterion requires evidence for large effect sizes from earlier studies. Boon for the safety and efficacy of ayuvedic formulations. Researching complementary and alternative guidlines – the gatekeepers are not at home.

Good Clinical Practice Guidelines for clinical trials of ASU Medicine | Ministry of AYUSH | GOI

The GCP is a set of guidelines which encompasses the design, conduct, termination, audit, analysis, reporting and documentation of the studies involving human subjects. It aims to ensure that the studies are scientifically and ethically sound and that the clinical properties of the ASU medicine under investigation are properly documented. A proposed new discipline. Apr 19, 1: J Alt Compl Med.

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 gidelines and validation. Ayurveda has long-standing historical evidence of safety and efficacy of treatments judged in terms of its own endpoints.

Miller and Joffe’s criteria may be generalized to Ayurvedic treatments. Transparency implies a factual reporting of everything that was done in the planning and conducting of the specific clinical research. Skip to main content. A catalogue of reporting guidelines for health research.