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

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Status as of 01.12.2023

In Ordinance 3 on Measures to Combat the Coronavirus (Covid-19 Ordinance 3, SR 818.101.24), the Federal Council issues provisions designed to ensure the supply of important medical goods. Based on Art. 22 para. 3 of this ordinance, Swissmedic can approve the import of essentially identical medicinal products as a short-term solution for any temporary non-availability of medicinal products.

Medicinal products imported by hospital pharmacists under their own responsibility according to Art. 22 para. 1 of the Covid-19 Ordinance 3 are not included in this list.

The following table lists the temporary import and distribution licences granted by Swissmedic on the basis of the Covid-19 Ordinance. The goods are usually allocated and information provided on their respective availability by the department at the Federal Office of Public Health responsible for procuring medical goods.

Distribution period elapsed: products may still be present at the dispensing outlets; dispensing and use permitted until the batches have expired

Active substance Pharmaceutical form / Dosage Batch reference Distribution licensed until
Midazolam Ampoules, 50 mg/10 ml F1058F02 31.12.2020