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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.

8 November 2021
Information for advertisers and consumers relating to ads for therapeutic goods that claim to treat or prevent COVID-19, including specific advertising requirements and consequences for non-compliance
14 October 2021

Find information about advertising COVID-19 rapid tests.

24 August 2021
Where suitable, TGA inspectors will undertake remote and/or hybrid Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) domestic inspections during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
31 January 2021
A list of ventilators that meet minimum requirements and are permitted to be supplied under the COVID-19 Emergency Exemption.
31 January 2021
The TGA has established an expedited recall pathway for faulty or unauthorised COVID-19 devices
31 January 2021
To assist healthcare facilities, the TGA has provided guidance to assist with sourcing additional equipment to treat patients in the event of a shortage of ventilators and other respiratory support devices.
31 January 2021
Information for sponsors and manufacturers about pathways for exporting a ventilator from Australia.
29 January 2021
Two emergency exemptions that were made to facilitate the supply of ventilators and personal protective equipment in Australia during the COVID-19 emergency will cease on 31 January 2021.
18 December 2020
The TGA has issued three infringement notices totalling $7,992 to a Sydney man for the alleged unlawful advertising of a disinfectant and a hand sanitiser in relation to COVID-19.

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Department of Health

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

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