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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.

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16 April 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are encountering therapeutic goods regulations for the first time. This information explains the labelling requirements for medical devices to help manufacturers and sponsors meet their obligations.
7 April 2020
This new specification details the minimum technical requirements for manufactured invasive ventilators when approved devices are not available during the COVID-19 emergency.
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
1 April 2020
COVID-19 tests must be done under the direction of a health professional. The advertising and sale of home tests is prohibited.
31 March 2020
Clarification about the clinical trial process as it relates to COVID-19
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
Certain medical devices for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 will be exempt from various provisions of the therapeutic goods act to facilitate necessary access
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

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

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