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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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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.
20 September 2021
General information about rapid antigen point-of-care testing in Australia
10 September 2021

Guidance for sponsors and manufacturers in preparing COVID-19 rapid antigen self-test applications

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.
7 September 2021

Guidance and checklist for businesses to understand the requirements for safe implementation of COVID-19 rapid antigen point-of-care testing.

6 September 2021
TGA is progressing work that would allow the provision of self-tests for COVID-19 in the future.
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.
24 August 2021
Where suitable, TGA inspectors will undertake remote and/or hybrid Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) domestic inspections during the COVID-19 pandemic.
21 August 2021
Update to TGA's conditions and advertising requirements for COVID-19 rapid point-of-care tests.

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

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