By Akanksha Jain, The Hindu| December 1, 2016
In a major development and big relief to pharma majors, the Delhi High Court on Thursday set aside the Union government’s decision to ban 344 fixed-dose combination (FDC) drugs, including well known names like Corex, a cough syrup, Vicks Action 500 and D’Cold.
What is a fixed-dose combination?
- An FDC is one that contains two or more drugs combined in a fixed ratio of doses and available in a single dosage form.
The Centre’s decision was challenged by Pfizer, Glenmark, Procter & Gamble, Cipla and some NGOs.