The legislation on therapeutic products comprises the Federal Act on Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (Therapeutic Products Act, TPA) and the associated Federal Council and Agency ordinances. It is regularly aligned to the state of scientific knowledge.
The Federal Act on Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (Therapeutic Products Act, TPA) governs the handling of therapeutic products (medicinal products and medical devices). It aims to protect the health of humans and animals by ensuring that only high-quality, safe and effective therapeutic products are brought onto the market. The Therapeutic Products Act came into force on 1 January 2002. The ordinances are currently being aligned following the revision of the Therapeutic Products Act.