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.