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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.

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
19 August 2020
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).
17 August 2020
Medicine Shortages Working Party supports Victorian Government exemptions to allow continued medicine distribution.
12 August 2020
Information for sponsors and manufacturers about pathways for exporting a ventilator from Australia.
6 August 2020
The TGA has issued two infringement notices, each for $12,600, to Melbourne-based companies Australian Beauty Group and VeraTemp for the alleged unlawful importation and advertising of medical devices in relation to COVID-19.
3 August 2020
Information on advertising of products related to COVID-19, GMP information for sponsors and manufacturers and access to coronavirus tests, medicines and vaccines, including medicine shortages
3 August 2020
The TGA has established an expedited recall pathway for faulty or unauthorised COVID-19 devices
31 July 2020
The TGA has issued five infringement notices totalling $63,000 to Victoria-based company SGC Products for alleged unlawful advertising of products in relation to COVID-19
30 July 2020
Guidance to assist manufacturers of medical devices and their component parts with meeting their regulatory obligations.
24 July 2020
The TGA has issued three infringement notices totalling $39,960 to Melbourne-based company Italian Princess Coffee Brands Pty Ltd (trading as Zafe Zone) for alleged unlawful advertising in relation to COVID-19.

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