‘No­tify States about Drug Ban Relief’

The Economic Times - - Companies -

The Delhi High Court has asked the Cen­tre to in­form state gov­ern­ments about the in­terim relief pro­vided to phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies pe­ti­tion­ing the ban on their drug brands, said a lawyer present at the pro­ceed­ings, re­ports Prabha Ragha­van. The court ex­tended the stay on the ban un­til Wed­nes­day while it hears the gov­ern­ment’s re­sponse to ar­gu­ments made by Pfizer’s coun­sel, said the lawyer. Coun­sels of pharma com­pa­nies on Mon­day com­plained that state gov­ern­ments were act­ing against drug mak­ers on the ba­sis of the health min­istry’s March 10 gazette no­ti­fi­ca­tion ban­ning 344 fixed dose com­bi­na­tion (FDC) drugs, ac­cord­ing to the lawyer.


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