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India's health ministry has developed draft rules regarding compensation for deaths and injuries related to drug trials, reports The Hindu. The guidelines include a mathematical formula to calculate such compensation, taking four factors into account: age, income, the seriousness and severity of the disease, and percent permanent disability.

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