BASG and consumers

Welcome to the page for patients and consumers!

Here you can get information about medicinal products and medical devices.

Selected topics - easy to understand and transparent.

If you require further information, please contact basg_anfragenagesat.

General information

    • The Federal Office for Safety in Health Care (BASG) is not entitled to make individual therapy recommendations. The treatment and the treatment schedule are determined individually for the patient by the physician and are subject exclusively to the responsibility of the treating physician.
    • The BASG cannot oblige companies to produce or place medicinal products on the market. In order to improve the exchange of information, the BASG publishes a list of sales restrictions of medicinal products which we were notified about by the marketing authorisation holders.
    • For inquiries on drug prices concerning the above, please contact Mr Anton Arbinger of Division VIII/B/5 of the Federal Ministry of Health: Tel: +43/1/711 00-64 4898 E-Mail:


    Reporting to BASG

    Reporting to BASG

    The Federal Office relies on reports from consumers, health care professionals and companies for the continuous re-evaluation of the safety profile of medicinal products and medical devices.

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    Register of authorised medicinal products

    Register of authorised medicinal products

    The medicinal products database contains all products authorised in Austria, including up-to-date product information leaflets and the summary of products characteristics (in German).

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    Get access to the list of medicines that are currently only restrictedly available.

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    Online medicines retailers

    Online medicines retailers

    Be on the safe side when buying medicines on the internet. Always look for the logo first.

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