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  1. Legal news
    02 April 2020
    A cure for COVID-19? – Don’t make the claim unless it is true.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/a-cure-for-covid-19-dont-make-the-claim-unless-it-is-true

    Preferred summary The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has led to a scramble for pharmaceutical and medical devices which can prevent or treat COVID-19 infections. Currently there is no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 ...

  2. Legal news
    24 March 2021
    Singapore Gets Vaccinated! Introduction of the Pandemic Special Access Route (PSAR) for COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutic products and medical devices
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/singapore/singapore-gets-vaccinated-introduction-of-the-pandemic-special-access-route-psar-for-covid-19

    As part of a slew of measures to mitigate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) recently rolled out the Pandemic Special Access Route (PSAR) to facilitate early access to ...

  3. Legal news
    11 February 2021
    Australia: An update on the TGA’s post market review of face masks and important changes to the process for listing Class I medical devices in the ARTG
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/australia-an-update-on-the-tgas-post-market-review-of-face-masks-and-important-changes

    The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced in mid-2020 that it is conducting a post market review of face masks included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). The announcement came after an ...

  4. Legal news
    07 May 2020
    Are you exporting or importing COVID-related PPE from China? Here is what you need to know.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/are-you-exporting-or-importing-covid-related-ppe-from-china-here-is-what-you-need-to-know

    If you are in the business of exporting or importing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or medical equipment from China during this COVID-19 pandemic, you need to be aware of the latest export requirements introduced ...

  5. Legal news
    09 April 2020
    COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020: Legal circuit breaker
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/covid19-temporary-measures-act-2020-legal-circuit-breaker

    In our previous article (Temporary Relief for Inability to Perform Contractual Obligations due to the COVID-19 Situation in Singapore), we had highlighted that the Ministry of Law had on 1 April 2020 announced its ...

  6. Legal news
    11 May 2020
    Australia: While COVID-19 lockdown restrictions ease enforcement of advertising restrictions for therapeutic goods tighten
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australia-while-covid-19-lockdown-restrictions-ease-enforcement-of-advertising-restrictions

    The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has been monitoring and taking action against individuals and companies capitalising on the current pandemic to market and sell products that claim to prevent or cure COVID-19.

  7. Legal news
    02 February 2021
    COVID-19 – Australian response to regulation of medical devices
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/covid-19-australian-response-to-regulation-of-medical-devices

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Federal Minister for Health has exercised his power under section 41GS of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth) (the Act) to exempt certain medical devices from the ...

  8. Legal news
    25 February 2020
    Surgical face masks – filtering out counterfeit copies
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/surgical-face-masks-filtering-out-counterfeit-copies

    This article discusses the key IP and regulatory issues relating to surgical masks and penalties for the production of counterfeit products.

  9. Legal news
    29 June 2020
    Australia: Pre-Approval for Australian Advertisements of Therapeutic Goods Abolished
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/preapproval-for-australian-advertisements-of-therapeutic-goods-abolished

    From 1 July 2020, advertisers of medicines will no longer be required to seek pre-approval from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for advertisements of therapeutic goods in mainstream media (including ...

  10. Legal news
    23 April 2020
    COVID-19: Our series of regulatory legislation trackers for the Life Sciences & Healthcare industry
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid-19-our-series-of-regulatory-legislation-trackers-for-the-life-sciences-and-healthcare-industry

    COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge to the global life sciences industry. Members of our International Life Sciences & Healthcare team, lawyers who have a wealth of hands-on experience and strong relationships ...