After the Indian government has banned the sale of fixed dose combination drugs (FDCs) like Corex, Phensedyl and Vicks Action 500 Extra, the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline has announced that it has stopped invoicing of Crocin Cold & Flu.
The company will not sell the Crocin Cold & Flu tablet but other drugs under the same brand will be available at stores.
‘GlaxoSmithKline has stopped sale of Crocin Cold & Flu, after the government announced a ban on sale of fixed dose combination drugs (FDCs).’
"While the product may still be available in stores, GSK has stopped invoicing it," an official aware of the developments said.
On march 12, the government issued a notification banning 350 FDC's and it has now extended the ban to common medicines such as Crocin Cold and Flu, D-Cold Total, Sumo, Gastrogyl, Chericof, Nasivion, Nimulid, Dolo, Decoff, O2 and Oflox.