Authorisation of medicinal products for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19

Publication of new guidance document on procedures for authorising medicinal products during a pandemic


Out-of-Stock – Euthyrox 100, Tabletten

Befristete Bewilligung zum Vertrieb in schweizerisch/österreichische Aufmachung


Echinacea as a supposed remedy against the new coronavirus

Media articles on Echinaforce® and online offers in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic


Out-of-Stock – COVID-19 – Authorisations for the temporary import and distribution of human medicines – Update

Licences in accordance with art. 22 para. 3 of the COVID 19 Ordinance 3


Out-of-Stock – Voriconazol-Mepha i.v., Pulver für ein Konzentrat zur Herstellung einer Infusion, 200mg

Befristete Bewilligung zum Vertrieb in spanischer Aufmachung


Update – Warning about supposedly herbal products

Swissmedic is issuing an urgent warning regarding slimming products and other supposedly natural products


Information regarding a batch recall abroad

Falsified Soliris 300 mg, batch 1000706, EXP. 07/2021 (The Swiss market is not affected)


Medical devices in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic

Information sheet on protective masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment as well as hand sanitisers and coronavirus tests

In focus



Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

Information on the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

Medical devices
New EU regulations (MDR, IVDR)

Information concerning the new EU-Regulations as well as their implementation in Switzerland.

Direct links

Stay up to date

Incident reporting


Reporting undesirable effects

Medical devices

Reporting incidents & FSCAs




Therapeutic Products Legislation update

The modifications following the ordinary revision of the TPA and its right of enforcement will enter into force on 1 January 2019


What are the tasks of Swissmedic in the area of medical devices?

What is a medical device? How do medical devices come onto the market? How do you recognise a medical device? Based on examples, our videos answer these and a number of other questions.

Medical devices: List of Field Safety Corrective Actions (FSCA) and recalls

Swissmedic monitors all safety measures and recalls for medical devices that are manufactured or marketed in Switzerland.

Swissmedic, Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products


Swissmedic – for therapeutic products you can trust

Swissmedic is the Swiss authority responsible for the authorisation and supervision of therapeutic products. Swissmedic's activities are based on the Law on Therapeutic Products.

For further information...