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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.

27 March 2020
The alleged contraventions relate to the advertising of hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers, not included in the ARTG.
27 March 2020
We have investigated a report that intravenous high-dose vitamin C may be beneficial in the management of COVID-19
27 March 2020
A change in process has been implemented to facilitate batch release of biological medicines during the COVID-19 pandemic
24 March 2020
The TGA will take action in relation to the illegal advertising of therapeutic goods, including those that make false and misleading claims about preventing or curing COVID-19
24 March 2020
Only certain types of specialists will now be able to prescribe hydroxychloroquine to new patients
20 March 2020
We have investigated claims that ibuprofen worsens COVID-19 symptoms and found no evidence to support these claims
19 March 2020
Information for consumers about the limits imposed on the supply of some medicines and medical devices to ensure access for those who need them, including the list of affected products
19 March 2020
Information for health professionals about the limits imposed on the supply of some medicines and medical devices, including the list of affected products
19 March 2020
Information for manufacturers of therapeutic goods about the suspension of all overseas GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) inspections and QMS (Quality Management System) audits

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