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Health Ministry Banned 328 FDC Drugs following Technical Board Consultation



Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) banned 328 fixed-dose combinations (FDC) drugs on the recommendation of the Technical Consultation Board 

The Central Health Ministry has decided to ban 328 medicines commonly used. This decision has been taken as per the recommendation made by the Technical Consultation Board of Health Ministry.

The medicines that have been banned include drugs of many diseases, including headaches. With this restriction, the Rs.1.18 lakh crore Pharma industry could close the business of Rs.1500 crore rupees.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has banned 328 FDC (fixed-dose combinations or fixed-dose combination) for the purpose of human use with immediate effect in the production, sale or distribution.

Among the medicines which the government has banned are medicines that people buy without a prescription from the medical shop to get relief in the cold.

The counseling board had said in the report submitted on FDC medicines that there is no medical justification for the material contained in these 328 FDC.

The Board had recommended that it is necessary to restrict the production, sale and distribution of these FDCs in the wider public interest under Section 26A of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.

Among the medicines which the government has banned include seridon, deikold, jintap, sumo, girodol, fencidal, vix action 500, corax and many types of antibiotics, pen killers, medicines of sugar and heart diseases. There are still many other FDC medicines, which are being sold in the country. It is believed that the government can ban 500 and FDC.


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