} Soha Ali Khan Launches Combiflam's Latest Initiative 'Pain Clinics'

Bollywood actor and author Soha Ali Khan, and Sanofi India - makers of the Combiflam range; India’s largest selling pain relief brand , announced the launch of the first initiative under its pain education campaign - ‘Pain Clinics’.

Present at the launch, Bollywood actress and author, Soha Ali Khan, shared, “As a professional, and as a homemaker – a mother, a daughter and a wife, I wear several hats, managing different things together. No matter how much care one takes, physical pain of some sort will find its way to you. I have always relied on doctors to manage my pain, and now ‘Pain Clinics’ doctor videos will also be within arm’s reach. Having learnt that Combiflam® has been helping people manage pain in India for over 30 years, I believe they have the experience and expertise to lead an initiative like this. This also shows us that they are committed to the cause of helping people understand and win over their pain, through sharing credible information. Thankfully with ‘Pain Clinics’ - doctor video series by Combiflam® Range of Pain Relief Solutions, we can now have tips and advice from doctors, sitting in the comfort of our homes, or while at work.”

Commenting on the launch, Nikhilesh Kalra, General Manager – Consumer Healthcare, India & South Asia, Sanofi, said, “Combiflam tablet is India’s most prescribed pain relief brand3 and relieves over 1.8 billion pain incidences in a year4 . It is the trusted household name for millions of people and healthcare practitioners. Given this legacy, we believe Sanofi India is best placed to help guide people in understanding and treating their pain. It is common for people to seek health related information on internet. However, not all information one finds on 1 Source: AC Nielsen Dec’17 Dataset 2 Scope of the study: Pan-India 1,000 respondents 3 Source: CMARC Oct’17 Dataset 4 Source: AC Nielsen Dec’17 Dataset 2/3 the web is credible, and hence, we felt the need to launch a credible source of information, and are proud to present the first phase with – Pain Clinics.”

“Uttar Pradesh has some of the highest pain incidences in the country, and an average of 15 lakh incidences of pain are resolved by the Combiflam® Range of Pain Relief Solutions, every day. This is why Uttar Pradesh is a very important State for us, and a social initiative such as this one will be of great value. We are launching this initiative in Uttar Pradesh and plan to scale it across the country”, added Nikhilesh Kalra.

Dr. Moazzam Jah, Specialist - Arthroscopy and Sports Injury explained, “It is common for people to trust the internet for information and solutions, for their pain. This is dangerous and misleading, and we as doctors, strongly advocate that patients speak to us or ensure they consume information that is not only validated, but also medically correct. Combiflam tablet has also been a victim of some misleading social media messages in the past that have questioned its safety and efficacy. I have been using Combiflam tablet for my patients for several years now, and I have never seen any alarming side-effects from it.”

Commenting on Combiflam as an authority on pain, Dr. Jah added, “Sanofi has used their years of experience in pain management in India, to provide information and guidance to people through this social initiative and these doctor videos, which are backed by medical expertise will be of great use to the public. I appreciate the initiative taken by Combiflam® Range of Pain Relief Solutions, for Pain Clinics.”

Sanofi India Ltd. is launching this social initiative in seven cities of Uttar Pradesh - Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Moradabad, Varanasi and Bareilly. As a health journey partner, Sanofi empowers consumers to live healthier and fuller lives by increasing awareness and providing a full range of holistic pain relief solutions.

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