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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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30 November 2021
The TGA has issued three infringement notices totalling $7,992 to an individual for allegedly advertising ivermectin and zinc lozenges to treat COVID-19 in breach of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.
24 November 2021
The TGA has issued an infringement notice for $2,664 to an individual for an alleged breach of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.
17 November 2021
The TGA has issued an infringement notice for $2,664 to a chiropractor from New South Wales for the alleged importation of ivermectin in breach of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.
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.
10 August 2021
Guidance to assist manufacturers in choosing appropriate standards and to set out the TGA's expectations for performance testing of respirators, surgical respirators and medical/surgical facemasks, before inclusion on the ARTG.
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.
29 March 2021
It is alleged the company breached the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 in relation to the importation of surgical face masks.
9 March 2021
Due to the unprecedented pressures COVID-19 has placed on the pharmaceutical industry, sponsors of listed medicines and registered over-the-counter (OTC) and complementary medicines (RCM) are eligible to request consent not to comply with TGO 92 labelling requirements for a limited time.
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.
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.

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