Due to health risk to patient , On wednesday The Ministery of Health banned the manufacture for sale or distribution of 328 fixed-dose combination (FDC) drugs.
The banned medicines includes big names like Saridon, Taxim AZ, Panderm skin cream, Gluconom PG .
The banned FDCs account for about Rs 2,500 crore and represent only the tip of the iceberg. In our estimate, the market for unsafe, problematic FDCs in India is at least one-fourth of the total pharma market which is valued at Rs 1.3 trillion,” said AIDAN in a statement. It also sought a review of all FDCs in the market in the interest of patient safety as recommended by the Kokate Committee, constituted by the health ministry to examine FDCs.