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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.

28 January 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.
26 August 2020
Dental board practitioners who are registered specialists in oral medicine have now been added to the list of specialist health practitioners who are permitted to initiate treatment using hydroxychloroquine
3 August 2020
Information on advertising of products related to COVID-19, GMP information for sponsors and manufacturers and access to coronavirus tests, medicines and vaccines, including medicine shortages
1 July 2020
Pharmacies can return children's paracetamol liquid formulations to front-of-counter, but the one unit limit on sales remains in place.
8 May 2020
Consumers should be alert to misleading claims made online about Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS). The TGA has not approved MMS for use to treat, cure, prevent or alleviate any disease or condition.
6 May 2020
Information on an exemption for radiopharmaceuticals that facilitates interstate supply during COVID-19.
28 April 2020
Advice for faecal microbiota transplant (FMT) providers on safety protections related to COVID-19.
2 April 2020
Information about the steps we are taking to make sure there are enough ventilators to match demand during the COVID-19 pandemic
27 March 2020
We have investigated a report that intravenous high-dose vitamin C may be beneficial in the management of COVID-19
24 March 2020
Only certain types of specialists will now be able to prescribe hydroxychloroquine to new patients

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