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Dubious medicines

I  was checking up on the side effects of some medicines on the net, and found this list of dubious fixed-dose combination medicines sold in India. These are not approved in any developed country, and most of these are not approved by the Drugs Controller of India, hence illegal.

I am a little worried about the `most’. Is there any reason why any combination in this list is approved by the DCI? Especially since the rationale seems to be that these are not approved for use in any developed country? And why are these not marked in this list?

But there is a more important question. If some of these are illegal combinations, and they are being manufactured by established companies, why does the government stop at printing a list? They can easily take action against these companies. Why is no action being taken against the manufacturers and sellers of illegal medicines?

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