Quality defects and batch recalls

Swissmedic records quality defects in medicinal products and takes the necessary measures. A reported quality defect is assessed, prioritised and processed. Depending on the potential risk of the defect in question, a batch recall or a circular for healthcare professionals is necessary.

The assessment also takes possible supply shortages into consideration. A further important aspect of market monitoring is the international exchange of information and the examination of foreign reports with regard to their significance for the Swiss market.