New publication: "Cannabis" – A Handbook for Science and Practice

Martin Ziak, Head of the Complementary and Herbal Medicines Division, as a co-author


Haemovigilance Annual report 2022

Evaluation of haemovigilance reports in 2022


Batch recall – Dabigatran Sandoz Hartkapseln

Rückruf der Chargen DRD06008B, DRD06008A, DRD06179B und DRD06179A bis auf Stufe Patient


Encephalitis/meningoencephalitis after vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis (TBE)

Learning from adverse reaction reports – cases from pharmacovigilance


Batch recall – Mucofor 300mg Kapseln

Rückzug der Charge 32470 bis auf Stufe Detailhandel


Out-of-Stock – Isturisa, Filmtabletten

Befristete Bewilligung zum Vertrieb in schwedisch/finnischer oder oder spanisch/portugiesische Aufmachung für 1 mg,
deutsch/österreichische Aufmachung für 5 mg,
spanisch/portugiesische Aufmachung für 10 mg


Authorisations of human medicinal products with a new active substance and additional indications 2023

41 human medicinal products with new active substances authorised


Illegal imports of medicinal products: Erectile stimulants account for more than two-thirds

Number of illegally imported medicinal products remains at the same level

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COVID-19 Pandemic

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

Vaccines against COVID-19

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Medical devices

Swiss Public Assessment Report (SwissPAR)


Public Summary SwissPAR


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Swissmedic monitors all therapeutic products on the market in Switzerland. Our independent experts ensure the therapeutic products you and your loved ones need are effective, safe and of the highest quality.

Pharmacopeia: The rulebook on the quality of safe and effective medicinal products

Do you know what the pharmacopoeia is?

To ensure medicinal products are safe, high quality and effective, the requirements first have to be defined. The pharmacopoeia plays an important role in this.

Illegal medicinal products from the Internet

Find out in this video why you should be careful when buying medicinal products online, and what happens if customs officials discover that a consignment addressed to you contains illegally imported medicinal products.



New medical devices regulations

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

Revision of the MedDO and the IvDO
Information on the new EU Regulations and their implementation in Switzerland.


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.

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