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When drugs are tested on humans

1 November 2012 Last updated at 00:13 GMT

Hundreds of Indians have died in drugs trials, as the number of foreign companies testing products there grows.

However, very few autopsies have been carried out to determine the cause of death.

Doctors have been fined, and now the Indian Government is seriously considering tightening up the rules.

Sue Lloyd-Roberts reports for Newsnight from the poverty-stricken state of Madhya Pradesh.