After a lull of five years,clinical trials on the rise in India

Officials say tighter regulations the cause; activists say no watertight system of monitoring in place

There is a gradual revival in the number of clinical trials being done in India.From an all time low of 17 clinical trials approved by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) in 2013, the number has slowly increased to 97 in 2017, a more than 400% jump in five years