Covid-19 – Authorisations for the temporary import and distribution of human medicines

5 August 2022 – 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.

A table, which lists the temporary import and distribution licences granted by Swissmedic on the basis of the Covid-19 Ordinance, can be found here.