Relief for pharma cos as Delhi HC stays ban on drugs till March 28

Delhi High Court on Monday stayed the ban on some fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs of Glaxo SmithKline, Wockhardt and Laboratories Griffon.

Last Updated: Mar 21, 2016, 16:03 PM IST
Relief for pharma cos as Delhi HC stays ban on drugs till March 28

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Monday stayed the ban on some fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs of Glaxo SmithKline, Wockhardt and Laboratories Griffon.

The drugs which were subject matter of today's plea are Aceproxyvon, Viscodyne and Viscodyne-D of Wockhardt, Crocin Cold and Flu Max of Glaxo and Grilinctus syrup of Griffon.

Initially the interim relief was given on March 14 to Pfizer's cough syrup 'Corex'. Later the same was granted to over 30 companies, which also included Glaxo Smithkline, Reckitt Benckiser, Abbott Healthcare, Piramal, Lupin, Mankind Pharma and Wockhardt.

Apart from them, the other companies which have moved the high court are Alembic Pharmaceutical, Ajanta Pharma, Macleods Pharmaceuticals, Dr Reddy's, Laborate Pharmaceuticals, Alkem Laboratories, Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt Ltd, Micro Lab Ltd, FDC Ltd, Coral Laboratories Ltd and Eris Lifesciences Pvt Ltd.

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, 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.

With Agency Inputs