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Supreme Court lifts ban on painkiller Saridon

In a regulatory filing, Piramal Enterprises said the apex court has ruled in favour of Saridon, which is a heritage brand from its healthcare product portfolio

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Supreme Court lifts ban on painkiller Saridon

(PEL) on Thursday said its pain relief tablet brand has been exempted from the list of banned fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) by the

In a regulatory filing, the company said the apex court has ruled in favour of Saridon, which is a heritage brand from its product portfolio.

"In September 2018, PEL had been awarded a stay order from the on the ban, which allowed it to continue manufacturing, distribution and sale of the FDC," it said.

Commenting on the court order, PEL Executive Director said, "We are pleased with the ruling, as it is an affirmation to our commitment to provide effective and safe solutions that address unique needs of Indian consumers. We were confident that the law would prevail in our favour."

Last year in September, the government had banned 328 FDCs, which were termed 'irrational' on the basis of safety issues and lack of therapeutic justification.

Stating that is a "heritage brand trusted by customers for the last 50 years in India", Piramal said, "This exemption from the banned list of FDCs validates our intent to serve our customers with the highest levels of integrity."


Piramal further said, "We continue to expand our product portfolio with an aim to be amongst the top three over-the-counter (OTC) product in India by 2020".

Citing a study by AC Neilson, PEL said the addressable analgesic market is Rs 6,450 crore, of which analgesic tablet market is Rs 2,050 crore as of December 2018. The popularity of the brand is widespread with 31 tablets being sold every second.

PEL said is available across a distribution network of 9 lakh outlets in India.

First Published: Thu, February 21 2019. 13:40 IST
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