Influenza vaccines released for 2020 season

1 April 2020 - Six influenza vaccines are available in Australia in 2020. All of these vaccines are quadrivalent, which ...

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TGA publishes another AusPAR for Opdivo (nivolumab)

31 March 2020 - First apparent TGA rejection for nivolumab. ...

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Expedited COVID-19 medical device application process

31 March 2020 - The Therapeutic Goods Administration is currently undertaking an expedited assessment process for all medical devices associated with ...

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Clinical trial processes

31 March 2020 - The TGA has received a number of enquiries about processes for clinical trials relating to COVID-19 ...

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COVID-19: existing drugs may be key to vaccine

26 March 2020 - Repurposing existing drugs to tackle the coronavirus has key advantages over developing a therapy from scratch: ...

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COVID-19: frontline virus fighters to trial TB vaccine

27 March 2020 - Thousands of Australian doctors, nurses and health workers will be given a tuberculosis vaccine in a ...

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New restrictions on prescribing hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

24 March 2020 - In recent days there has been considerable focus on the potential for hydroxychloroquine and the similar ...

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Coronavirus drug to be trialled on frontline health workers

25 March 2020 - Australia is moving towards a new coronavirus preventive trial for frontline healthcare workers as the number of ...

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The drug helping coronavirus patients

24 March 2020 - A flash of potential good news from the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic:  ...

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Dentists banned from prescribing potential COVID-19 drug to self, family

24 March 2020 - The Australian government has rushed through an emergency regulation banning dentists from prescribing an arthritis drug ...

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Rush to raise funds for large COVID-19 drug trial in Australian hospitals

23 March 2020 - Australian researchers behind a new clinical trial of two drugs to treat COVID-19 are desperate to ...

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Fast-tracking research into treatments for COVID-19

21 March 2020 - The Australian Government will provide $13 million to fast-track research into treatments for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). ...

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Limits on dispensing and sales of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

19 March 2020 - In order to ensure equitable access to medicines for all Australians, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia ...

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Limits on dispensing and sales of medicines

19 March 2020 - Medicine supplies in Australia are strong however demand for medicines has increased markedly over the past two ...

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Medicines Australia welcomes Government’s COVID-19 package

18 March 2020 - Medicines Australia welcomes the $2.4 billion COVID-19 health package announced by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison ...

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