Current therapeutic products legislation projects

To stay abreast of societal, technological, political and economic developments, the Therapeutic Products Legislation is continually being updated. The following legislative projects are currently in progress:

Ordinary Revision of the TPA (Stage 2) and right of enforcement

The modifications following the Ordinary Revision of the TPA (Stage 2) and its right of enforcement entered into force on 1 January 2019. This simplifies the population's access to medicinal products.

Medicrime Convention – legislative changes and implementing provisions

Legislative changes in connection with the implementation of the Medicrime Convention and the provisions of the revised MPLO have applied since January 2019. Article 17a of the TPA will come into force at a later date.

Revision of Swiss medical devices legislation

Switzerland has comprehensively revised its medical devices legislation in close correlation with the EU Regulations on medical devices, thereby increasing the safety and quality of medical devices.

Therapeutic products: integrity, transparency and discounts

Parliament and the Federal Council are redefining the rules governing material benefits. The transparency requirements on the purchase of therapeutic products are also being made more stringent.


Medicinal products and medical devices legislation

The legislation on therapeutic products comprises the Federal Act on Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (TPA) and the associated ordinances. It is regularly aligned to the state of scientific and technical knowledge.

Last modification 26.09.2018

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Division of Biomedicine
Therapeutic Products Law Section
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