Supreme Court lifts ban on sale of Saridon and 2 other drugs for now

By: | Updated: September 17, 2018 3:24 PM

Giving a major relief to people suffering from a headache, the Supreme Court on Monday lifted the ban of Saridon imposed by the government.

Supreme Court lifts ban on sale of Saridon and 2 other drugs for nowSupreme Court lifts ban on sale of Saridon and 2 other drugs for now (Image: Reuters)

Giving a major relief to people suffering from a headache, the Supreme Court on Monday lifted the ban of Saridon imposed by the government. The Supreme Court has allowed the sale of Saridon and two other drugs for now on a petition filed by drug makers, TV news channels reported.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had last week banned 328 fixed-dose combination or FDC drugs to stop their irrational use, including painkiller Saridon and skin cream Panderm. The Supreme Court has sought the reply from the government on petitions filed by drug manufacturing companies against the order to ban FDC before 1988.

Earlier in 2016, the government had also banned FDC drugs, which led to a legal battle between drug manufacturing companies and the government.

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