Vaccine for children aged 12 to 15: Pfizer submits authorisation application to Swissmedic

The vaccine "Comirnaty®" is currently authorised for people aged 16 and over. The application asks for the authorisation to be extended to include the age group of 12-15-year-olds.


Side effects of COVID-19 vaccines in Switzerland – update

1953 reports of suspected adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines in Switzerland evaluated


Market surveillance of COVID-19 vaccines: reporting suspected side effects correctly

Reporting ADRs: important information for healthcare professionals and vaccinated individuals


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


Swissmedic Journal

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Swissmedic Journal April 2021


International trade with wholesalers outside the EU

Licence holders required to check suppliers more rigorously


HPC – Micotil 300 ad us. vet.

Neue Wartezeit für essbares Gewebe: 70 Tage


Side effects of COVID-19 vaccines in Switzerland – update

1485 reports of suspected adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines in Switzerland evaluated

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New medical devices regulations

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


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.

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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.

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