Delhi High Court grants temporary relief to Abbott, Glenmark in drug ban case

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted interim injunction to US drugmaker Abbott's India unit, and domestic companies Glenmark Pharmaceuticals and Macleods Pharmaceuticals, on the prohibition on sale of several combination drugs.

India banned 344 drug combinations over the weekend, including Abbott's codeine-based cough syrup, after a government panel of experts found they had "no therapeutic justification." The judge in the court granted an interim stay to the pharmaceutical companies and said regulators should.....

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