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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.

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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.
5 February 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.
5 February 2021
The Doherty Institute has completed its validation of fifteen serology-based point of care tests as part of a TGA post market review. The TGA has requested the sponsors of these devices to provide further information on the clinical studies undertaken by the manufacturer to support the performance...
28 January 2021
The TGA has issued eight infringement notices to Sydney-based company for allegedly failing to provide information and face mask samples to the TGA when required to do so, and for providing false and misleading information.
13 January 2021
The TGA is undertaking a post-market review of all Point of Care and Laboratory tests included in the ARTG, which are intended to identify patients with COVID-19, to ensure they can detect the emerging SARS-CoV-2 genetic variants and remain accurate.
23 December 2020
The TGA has issued an infringement notice to Melbourne-based company Enviro Tech Holdings Pty Ltd for the alleged unlawful importation of surgical face masks in relation to COVID-19.
23 December 2020
The TGA has issued an infringement notice to Brisbane-based company PPE Direct Pty Ltd, trading as Infinity Biotech for the alleged unlawful advertising of a COVID-19 Rapid Test kit under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.
4 December 2020
Information on the three types of COVID-19 tests (nucleic acid/PCR, Rapid antigen and serology antibody tests), including test performance.
19 November 2020
The TGA has issued an infringement notice for $13,320 to Sydney-based company Nafara Australia Pty Ltd (Nafara Australia) for the alleged unlawful importation of medical face masks in relation to COVID-19.
19 November 2020
The TGA has has issued four infringement notices totalling $10,656 to a man from Sydney for the alleged unlawful advertising of hydrogen peroxide and Condy's crystals (potassium permanganate)

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