Headache Gone For Piramal Enterprise: SC Exempts Saridon From Banned List In India
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The Supreme Court of India has exempted the painkiller tablet Saridon from the list of banned FDCs (Fixed Dose Combinations) in India - what many see as a sigh of relief for the Piramal Enterprises.

Last year, in September, the Health Ministry had banned the manufacture, sale and distribution of 328 fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) of drugs. The ban included popular drugs like skin cream Panderm, painkiller Saridon, antibacterial Taxim AZ, antibiotic Lupidiclox, and combination diabetes drug Gluconorm PG.

Many popular cold medicines, cough syrups, and painkillers are combination drugs, containing two or more therapeutic ingredients in a single dose. Saridon is marketed as a treatment for headaches. The medicine is the largest selling painkiller in India with sales of nearly Rs 100 crore as reported by Economic Times.

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