First

Main information

  • Trade name:
  • First aid kit, medicated
  • Class:
  • Class IIb
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Medical device

Documents

Localization

  • Available in:
  • First aid kit, medicated
    Australia
  • Language:
  • English

Other information

Status

  • Source:
  • Dept. of Health,Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia
  • Authorization number:
  • 216942
  • Last update:
  • 09-10-2017

Public Assessment Report

Public Summary

Summary for ARTG Entry:

216942

Australian Red Cross Society - First aid kit, medicated

ARTG entry for

Medical Device Included Class IIb

Sponsor

Australian Red Cross Society

Postal Address

66 Montpelier Road,BOWEN HILLS, QLD, 4006

Australia

ARTG Start Date

5/11/2013

Product category

Medical Device Class IIb

Status

Active

Approval area

Medical Devices

Conditions

- The inclusion of the kind of device in the ARTG is subject to compliance with all conditions placed or imposed on the ARTG entry. Refer Part 4-5,

Division 2 (Conditions) of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 and Part 5, Division 5.2 (Conditions) of the Therapeutic Goods (Medical Devices) Regulations

2002 for relevant information.

- Breaching conditions of the inclusion related to the device of the kind may lead to suspension or cancellation of the ARTG entry; may be a criminal

offence; and civil penalties may apply.

Manufacturers

Name

Address

Australian Red Cross Society

66 Montpelier Road

BOWEN HILLS, QLD, 4006

Australia

Products

1. First aid kit, medicated

Product Type

Procedure Pack

Effective date

5/11/2013

GMDN

44039 First aid kit, medicated

Intended purpose

A collection of equipment, materials and pharmaceuticals used in an emergency for the rapid, initial

treatment of an injury.

Specific Conditions

No Specific Conditions included on Record

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28-9-2018

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27-9-2018

Outcome of the consultation on confirmatory data used in risk assessment for the active substance  copper (I), copper (II) variants

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

21-9-2018

Scientific guideline:  Guideline on determination of withdrawal periods for edible tissues - Revision 1, adopted

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

11-9-2018

Marvelon 28 birth control pills: Packages do not contain day-of-the-week stickers

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Health Canada

11-9-2018

Risk ranking of chemical and microbiological hazards in food

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

11-9-2018

Assessment of occupational and dietary exposure to pesticide residues

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

1-3-2019


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1-3-2019


First treatment for rare disease characterised by high levels of triglycerides in blood

First treatment for rare disease characterised by high levels of triglycerides in blood

First treatment for rare disease characterised by high levels of triglycerides in blood

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

15-2-2019

#ICYMI: FDA authorizes first interoperable insulin pump intended to  allow patients to customize treatment through their individual diabetes  management devices. Read more here:  https://go.usa.gov/xEUuM   #MedicalDevice #FDA

#ICYMI: FDA authorizes first interoperable insulin pump intended to allow patients to customize treatment through their individual diabetes management devices. Read more here: https://go.usa.gov/xEUuM  #MedicalDevice #FDA

#ICYMI: FDA authorizes first interoperable insulin pump intended to allow patients to customize treatment through their individual diabetes management devices. Read more here: https://go.usa.gov/xEUuM  #MedicalDevice #FDA

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

1-2-2019


First oral add-on treatment to insulin for treatment of certain patients with type 1 diabetes

First oral add-on treatment to insulin for treatment of certain patients with type 1 diabetes

First oral add-on treatment to insulin for treatment of certain patients with type 1 diabetes

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

29-1-2019

On January 23rd, @US_FDA permitted the marketing of first test to aid in  the diagnosis of a sexually-transmitted infection known as Mycoplasma genitalium. For more information, read the press release here:  https://go.usa.gov/xEkt3  #FDA #MedicalDevice

On January 23rd, @US_FDA permitted the marketing of first test to aid in the diagnosis of a sexually-transmitted infection known as Mycoplasma genitalium. For more information, read the press release here: https://go.usa.gov/xEkt3  #FDA #MedicalDevice

On January 23rd, @US_FDA permitted the marketing of first test to aid in the diagnosis of a sexually-transmitted infection known as Mycoplasma genitalium. For more information, read the press release here: https://go.usa.gov/xEkt3  #FDA #MedicalDevice

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

25-1-2019

The first six months: embedding the TGA advertising reforms

The first six months: embedding the TGA advertising reforms

A recap of the important developments in therapeutic goods advertising regulation and what we will focus on next

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

22-1-2019

Therapeutic Goods Advertising Consultative Committee (TGACC)

Therapeutic Goods Advertising Consultative Committee (TGACC)

Information about the TGACC, including a communique from its first meeting, is now available

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

21-1-2019

St John Ambulance Tiny Tots First Aid Kit - electronic thermometer

St John Ambulance Tiny Tots First Aid Kit - electronic thermometer

Recall - potential risk of harm for children who access the button battery

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

26-11-2018

We believe in merits of 510(k) process, but also believe it must be modernized to reflect advances in technology, safety, capabilities of newer devices. It’s time to fundamentally modernize an approach first adopted in 1976 c/w Medical Device Safety Actio

We believe in merits of 510(k) process, but also believe it must be modernized to reflect advances in technology, safety, capabilities of newer devices. It’s time to fundamentally modernize an approach first adopted in 1976 c/w Medical Device Safety Actio

We believe in merits of 510(k) process, but also believe it must be modernized to reflect advances in technology, safety, capabilities of newer devices. It’s time to fundamentally modernize an approach first adopted in 1976 c/w Medical Device Safety Action we issued in April 2018

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

20-11-2018

#FDA has set important new goal when it comes to device safety: ensuring that we’re consistently first in the world to identify and act upon device safety signals to protect patients.  https://go.usa.gov/xPAf7 pic.twitter.com/IATHeEUgHe

#FDA has set important new goal when it comes to device safety: ensuring that we’re consistently first in the world to identify and act upon device safety signals to protect patients. https://go.usa.gov/xPAf7 pic.twitter.com/IATHeEUgHe

#FDA has set important new goal when it comes to device safety: ensuring that we’re consistently first in the world to identify and act upon device safety signals to protect patients. https://go.usa.gov/xPAf7  pic.twitter.com/IATHeEUgHe

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

2-11-2018

#DYK the @US_FDA recently authorized the first direct-to-consumer test   for detecting genetic variants that may be associated with medication   metabolism? Learn more about the authorization:  https://go.usa.gov/xPVUt  #MedicalDevice #FDA

#DYK the @US_FDA recently authorized the first direct-to-consumer test for detecting genetic variants that may be associated with medication metabolism? Learn more about the authorization: https://go.usa.gov/xPVUt  #MedicalDevice #FDA

#DYK the @US_FDA recently authorized the first direct-to-consumer test for detecting genetic variants that may be associated with medication metabolism? Learn more about the authorization: https://go.usa.gov/xPVUt  #MedicalDevice #FDA

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

1-11-2018

Comparable Overseas Reports (COR-A) pathway - First registration decision

Comparable Overseas Reports (COR-A) pathway - First registration decision

Cabozantinib (CABOMETYX) is the first medicine to be registered via the new COR-A pathway

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia