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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.

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.
2 April 2020
Information about the steps we are taking to make sure there are enough ventilators to match demand during the COVID-19 pandemic
24 March 2020
Certain medical devices for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 will be exempt from various provisions of the therapeutic goods act to facilitate necessary access
24 March 2020
Only certain types of specialists will now be able to prescribe hydroxychloroquine to new patients
24 March 2020

A delegate of the Secretary has made a decision to include an amendment to the Schedule 3 entry for salbutamol

20 March 2020
We have investigated claims that ibuprofen worsens COVID-19 symptoms and found no evidence to support these claims
19 March 2020
Information for consumers about the limits imposed on the supply of some medicines and medical devices to ensure access for those who need them, including the list of affected products
19 March 2020
Information for health professionals about the limits imposed on the supply of some medicines and medical devices, including the list of affected products

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

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