Out-of-Stock – COVID-19 – Authorisation for the temporary import and distribution of human medicines (Update 2 February 2022)

9 February 2022 – The Federal Council issues provisions designed to ensure the supply of important medical goods in Ordinance 3 on Measures to Combat the Coronavirus (Covid-19 Ordinance 3, SR 818.101.24). Based on Art. 22 para. 3 of this ordinance, Swissmedic may approve the import of medicinal products that are essentially identical as a short-term solution for any temporary non-availability of medicinal products. According to Art. 22 para. 1 of Covid-19 Ordinance 3 medicinal products imported by hospital pharmacists under their own responsibility are not included in this list.

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