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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.

22 June 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.
9 June 2021

Action in relation to non-compliant face masks will be published on the TGA web site

3 June 2021
The TGA has issued two infringement notices to Perth-based company V P & Associates Pty Ltd (V P & Associates), for alleged unlawful advertising of a medical device in relation to SARS-CoV-2 Human Coronavirus.
27 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.
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
What you need to know before you seek to import personal protective equipment (PPE) into Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
29 January 2021
Two emergency exemptions that were made to facilitate the supply of ventilators and personal protective equipment in Australia during the COVID-19 emergency will cease on 31 January 2021.
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).

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

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