Saridon Exempted from List of Banned FDCs

The Supreme Court of India has ruled in favour of Saridon, a heritage brand from the healthcare product portfolio of Piramal Enterprises Limited(PEL), exempting its formulation from the list of banned FDCs (Fixed Dose Combinations). In September 2018, PEL had been awarded a stay order from the Supreme Court on the ban, which allowed it to continue manufacturing, distribution and sale of the FDC. Saridon, amongst the most trusted heritage analgesic brands in India, enjoys strong customer allegiance globally. Commenting on the Supreme Court ruling, Nandini Piramal, Executive Director, Piramal Enterprises Limited said, "We are pleased with the Supreme Court ruling, as it is an affirmation to our commitment to provide effective and safe healthcare solutions that address unique needs of Indian consumers. We were confident that the law would prevail in our favour. Saridon is a heritage brand trusted by customers for the last 50 years in India. This exemption from the banned list of FDCs validates our intent to serve our customers with the highest levels of integrity. We continue to expand our healthcare product portfolio with an aim to be amongst the top three OTC (over the-counter) product companies in India by 2020."

As per a recent study by A C Neilson, the addressable analgesic market is ~INR 6,450 crores, of which the analgesic tablet market is ~INR 2,050 crores (as of December, 2018). Saridon is amongst India's most widely distributed analgesic tablets with a strong distribution network across 9 lakh outlets in India. According to Nielsen study conducted in 2017, the popularity of the brand is widespread with 31 tablets being sold every second. Saridon continues to be amongst the most trusted heritage brands in India, that enjoys strong customer allegiance globally.