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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.

27 October 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.
22 October 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.
22 September 2021
The TGA has issued two infringement notices totalling $26,640 to Tianda Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd for alleged unlawful advertising of a listed medicine in relation to COVID-19.
20 September 2021
Answers to frequently asked questions in relation to rapid antigen tests.
8 September 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.
25 August 2021
COVID-19 tests must be done under the direction of a health professional. The advertising and sale of home tests is prohibited.
25 August 2021
Information on the three types of COVID-19 tests (nucleic acid/PCR, Rapid antigen and serology antibody tests), including test performance.
18 August 2021
An overview of the regulation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Australia, including face masks, gowns and gloves.
18 August 2021
Information about a TGA post-market review of face masks, including guidance for suppliers and users of face masks.
23 July 2021
The TGA has issued an infringement notice for $2,664 to an individual from Canberra, for a breach of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 in relation to the alleged unlawful advertising of a homoeopathic medicine with COVID-19 claims.

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

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