India flooded with unsafe fixed dose combination drugs

  1. A fixed dose combination is one that contains two or more drugs combined in a fixed ratio of doses and available in a single dosage form.
  2. FDCs are available in India in 3 areas –  analgesia, anxiety/depression and psychosis.
  3. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) approves the FDCs.
  4. There are huge concerns of CDSCO’s approval w/o sufficient clinical trials & FDCs presence in market w/o proper approvals.