New Regulation on Clinical Trials of Traditional and Complementary Medicine Practice

Dicle Doğan and Aysu Eryaşar, Gun + Partners

On 9 March 2019, the Regulation on the Clinical Trials of Traditional and Complementary Medicine Practice (Turkish language) was published in Official Gazette no. 30709. The Regulation provides clarification on which ethics committee should approve these clinical trials and on the institution that should give permission for the initiation, continuation, termination and supervision of the regulated activities.

The Regulation also determines procedures and principles of the research to be conducted in the field of traditional and complementary medicine practices. The Regulation explicitly states that these activities cannot be carried out without the permission of the Ministry of Health and the approval of the relevant ethics committee.

First published by Practical Law, 30.03.2019