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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.

28 January 2021
Guidance to assist manufacturers of medical devices and their component parts with meeting their regulatory obligations.
28 January 2021
Guidance to help determine when a face mask is a medical device and therefore must be included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).
26 August 2020
Important information about the use of COVID-19 point-of-care tests.
3 August 2020
Information on advertising of products related to COVID-19, GMP information for sponsors and manufacturers and access to coronavirus tests, medicines and vaccines, including medicine shortages
1 July 2020
Pharmacies can return children's paracetamol liquid formulations to front-of-counter, but the one unit limit on sales remains in place.
3 June 2020
New modelling demonstrates that supply of critical medicines for ventilating patients supports a return to elective surgery.
6 May 2020
Information on an exemption for radiopharmaceuticals that facilitates interstate supply during COVID-19.
17 April 2020
The TGA has been involved in exploring ways to further increase supply of ventilators when and where they are needed
16 April 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are encountering therapeutic goods regulations for the first time. This information explains the labelling requirements for medical devices to help manufacturers and sponsors meet their obligations.
7 April 2020
This new specification details the minimum technical requirements for manufactured invasive ventilators when approved devices are not available during the COVID-19 emergency.

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Department of Health

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

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