Out-of-Stock – COVID-19 – Authorisations for the temporary import and distribution of human medicines – Update
4 November 2022 – In Ordinance 3 on Measures to Combat the Coronavirus (Covid-19 Ordinance 3), 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. Swissmedic lists the temporary import and distribution licences granted based on the Covid-19 Ordinance. 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.
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