Defending its stand, the Centre had argued that the FDC

Defending its stand, the Centre had argued that the FDC

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Defending its stand, the Centre had argued that the FDC
medicines are “new drugs” and thus, require licence from Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for sale and manufacture.
The government had also said there were no valid licences for making any of the banned FDCs and added it was difficult to implement any action at state level.
However, it had also said that the lack of approval for these FDCs were a secondary issue and the primary focus was that they “lacked safety and efficacy” and thus, “ban was the only answer”.
It had also said that the banned FDCs had no “therapeutic justification”.
Some of the well-known medicines on which the ban on sale has been lifted include Pfizer’s Corex cough syrup, Glaxo’s Piriton expectorant and Crocin Cold, P&G’s Vicks Action 500 extra, Reckitt’s D’Cold, Piramal’s Saridon, Glenmark’s Ascoril and Alex cough syrups, Abbott’s Phensedyl cough syrup and Alembic’s Glycodin cough syrup. PTI HMP PPS RRT DV
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