The Indian Union Health Ministry has banned 14 irrational fixed-dose combination (FDC) medicines, citing concerns over health risks. The ban comes five years after the Supreme Court urged the government to examine the benefits of such drugs. The FDC medicines are a combination of two or more active pharmaceutical ingredients packed in a single dose. However, the notification of the ban does not apply to certain FDC medicines, such as those intended for treating specific ailments or those that have been approved by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI). The ministry urged state authorities to pull FDC medicines from the market.
Today: December 2, 2023