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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.

25 August 2021
COVID-19 tests must be done under the direction of a health professional. The advertising and sale of home tests is prohibited.
25 August 2021
Information for sponsors regarding the supply of COVID-19 tests, including advice for those sponsors new to therapeutic goods regulation in Australia.
24 August 2021
Where suitable, TGA inspectors will undertake remote and/or hybrid Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) domestic inspections during the COVID-19 pandemic.
18 August 2021
An overview of the regulation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Australia, including face masks, gowns and gloves.
18 August 2021
Information about a TGA post-market review of face masks, including guidance for suppliers and users of face masks.
23 July 2021
The TGA has issued an infringement notice for $2,664 to an individual from Canberra, for a breach of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 in relation to the alleged unlawful advertising of a homoeopathic medicine with COVID-19 claims.
2 July 2021
The TGA has issued seven infringement notices totalling $93,240 to Melbourne-based global biopharmaceutical company Starpharma Holdings Limited (Starpharma), for alleged illegal advertising of a nasal spray that is not approved for use in Australia.
10 June 2021
The TGA has issued two infringement notices totalling $26,640 to Sydney company Aidacare Pty Ltd (Aidacare).
9 June 2021

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

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.

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

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