P&G to resume manufacturing, sale of Vicks Action 500 Extra

FMCG firm Procter and Gamble (P&G) today said it will resume manufacturing and sale of its popular brand 'Vicks Action 500 Extra' after the Delhi High Court stayed government's order banning fixed dose combination drugs

PTI| Updated: Mar 16, 2016, 22:29 PM IST

New Delhi: FMCG firm Procter and Gamble (P&G) today said it will resume manufacturing and sale of its popular brand 'Vicks Action 500 Extra' after the Delhi High Court stayed government's order banning fixed dose combination drugs.

"The company would resume manufacture and sale of Vicks Action 500 Extra," P&G said in a statement.

The company had discontinued manufacture and sale of Vicks Action 500 Extra.

Government has banned medicines including Vicks Action 500 Extra as part of its decision to stop the manufacture and sale of fixed dose combination drugs (FDCs).

The move was challenged by P&G along with other drug firms before the Delhi High court, which granted stay on it.

"The Delhi High Court granted an interim injunction suspending the operation of the said notification prohibiting for sale and distribution of fixed dose combination drugs till next date of hearing," it added.

Five healthcare majors, including Procter and Gamble, Glenmark and Reckitt Benckiser today got interim relief from the Delhi High Court which stayed till March 21 the ban imposed by the government on sale of some of their fixed dose combination (FDC) medicines.

In a gazette notification on March 10, the government had, among others, banned manufacture, sale and distribution of fixed does combination of chlopheniramine maleate plus codiene syrup which is used in the cough syrups.