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


Illegal imports of medicinal products in 2020: medicines from the internet are still in demand

Slightly fewer medicinal products imported illegally into Switzerland


Abteilungsleiter ⃰ in (80 - 100 %)

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Batch recall – Petinimid 250 mg, 100 Weichgelatinekapseln

Rückruf der Charge 0A202A bis auf Stufe Detailhandel


Access Consortium statement on authorisations of modified Covid-19 vaccines for variants

Future vaccine modifications that respond to new variants of coronavirus to be made available quickly to recipients, without compromising on safety, quality or efficacy


Out-of-Stock – Synacthen, Injektionslösung

Befristete Bewilligung zum Vertrieb in englischer Aufmachung


Side effects of COVID-19 vaccines in Switzerland – update

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


Out-of-Stock – Roaccutan, Gel

Befristete Bewilligung zum Vertrieb in gemischt französisch / schweizerischer Aufmachung

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

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

Vaccines against COVID-19

Product information

COVID-19 vaccines on the Swiss market

Approved batches

Restricted phone availability – please write to us instead!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Swissmedic is currently receiving more queries than usual. We are therefore unable to receive telephone enquiries. Please submit your questions to us by e-mail (anfragen@swissmedic.ch).

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Medical devices
New EU regulations (MDR, IVDR)

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

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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.

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