NEW DELHI (AFP) - India’s Supreme Court said Thursday that unregulated clinical trials of new drugs were causing “havoc” in the country as it ordered the health ministry to monitor any new applications for tests. The comments were made during a hearing on a petition detailing deaths and health problems caused by clinical trials carried out on Indians, often without their knowledge or consent. “Uncontrolled clinical trials are causing havoc to human life,” Justice R.M. Lodha observed. “There are so many legal and ethical issues involved with clinical trials and the government has not done anything so far.” The judge, who has previously stated that Indians are being used like “guinea pigs”, ordered the health secretary to monitor all new applications for trials from pharmaceutical companies.