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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information on medicines and medical devices

The TGA is publishing the latest information about medicines and medical devices as it relates to COVID-19 on this page.

Please read the information below before contacting the TGA to see if your question is already answered.

11 May 2021
The TGA is undertaking a post-market review of face masks included in the ARTG. This page lists all face masks that have been cancelled from the ARTG during the review.
3 May 2021
The TGA is undertaking a post-market review of all face masks included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods to ensure the quality and effectiveness of face masks.
29 March 2021
It is alleged the company breached the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 in relation to the importation of surgical face masks.
24 March 2021
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TGA has expedited approvals for inclusion of COVID-19 tests in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). The TGA has commenced validation reviews of serology-based COVID-19 point-of-care tests included in the ARTG.
11 March 2021
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TGA has expedited the approval (with conditions) of COVID-19 tests including tests intended for laboratory use and those intended for use by specified health professionals at the point of care.
25 February 2021
The TGA has issued four infringement notices to Sydney-based company for the alleged unlawful importation of infrared thermometers, rigid strapping tapes and iodine prep pads.
3 February 2021
Information about a TGA post-market review of face masks, including guidance for suppliers and users of face masks.
31 January 2021
A list of ventilators that meet minimum requirements and are permitted to be supplied under the COVID-19 Emergency Exemption.
31 January 2021
To assist healthcare facilities, the TGA has provided guidance to assist with sourcing additional equipment to treat patients in the event of a shortage of ventilators and other respiratory support devices.
31 January 2021
What you need to know before you seek to import personal protective equipment (PPE) into Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert — for information and advice not specific to therapeutic goods.

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