Cannabis drug trials

Vanuatu doctors call for stop to cannabis drug trials

The recommendation adds to mounting opposition against American drug company Phoenix Life Sciences International.

The company is approved to manufacture drugs in Vanuatu, where it's building a clinic and pharmacy to conduct medical trials.

But the Daily Post reports Vanuatu's Medical and Dental Association saying the country isn't ready for human medical research.

In a submission to parliament last week, it said there weren't proper oversight systems in place, including independent monitoring of research.