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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.

24 February 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.
8 February 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.
3 February 2021
Information about a TGA post-market review of face masks, including guidance for suppliers and users of face masks.
31 January 2021
What you need to know before you seek to import personal protective equipment (PPE) into Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
28 January 2021
Guidance to help determine when a face mask is a medical device and therefore must be included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).
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.
6 November 2020

Action in relation to non-compliant face masks will be published on the TGA web site

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
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.
28 April 2020
Advice for faecal microbiota transplant (FMT) providers on safety protections related to COVID-19.

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