Community Pharmacists in Taiwan at the Frontline Against the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: Gatekeepers for the Rationing of Personal Protective Equipment

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As one of the earliest countries to activate public health measures, Taiwan has felt a more moderate effect of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic than many other countries. It has had relatively few infections: As of 8 April 2020,…

Taiwan 2020 Country Report     

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Country Report-(Taiwan) for the Western Pacific Pharmaceutical Forum Executive Meeting Taiwan, 2020 Duration      :2019/01~2019/12 Prepared by:Pharmaceutical Society of Taiwan   Section 1: Current Issues (e.g.…

Taiwan 2019 Country Report     

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Taiwan Country Report Country Report-(Taiwan) Prepared by the Pharmaceutical Society of Taiwan for the Western Pacific Pharmaceutical Forum Executive Meeting Taiwan, 2019/04/13~14 Date of reporting:2019/04/10 Period of…

2018 FAPA Congress in Manila, Philippines

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The FAPA Congress was held in Manila, Philippines on October 24-27, 2018.

Tainan welcomes dengue fever ‘cleanup consultants’

As the total number of confirmed dengue fever cases yesterday reached 12,766 nationwide since the start of summer, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) sent a group of “cleanup consultants” to Tainan to help with efforts to prevent the…

Young Taiwanese opting for life-changing experiences overseas

Hung Sheng-kai (洪聖凱, left) and his patient in Burkina Faso. Photo courtesy of HungBy Elaine Hou, CNA staff reporter Teaching people in Africa how to take medicine properly and advising them to get tested for HIV are not the typical tasks…

Insurance covers asthma treatment with device

  By Kiyohiko Yoneyama / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriterAsthma causes coughing and difficulty breathing. The predominant method of treating asthma is having patients use inhalers that expand the bronchial tubes, but this year in April, a…

No more backyard business for alternative medicine

The health and wellness sector has experienced significant growth over the past decade as more people became conscious of their lifestyles. A recent Accenture study said, “health conscious consumers are demanding more from the health and…

Time to end ‘doctor diagnose, pharmacist dispense’ debate

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia Consumers Movement (MCM) is calling for holistic consultation with all stakeholders before a decision is made on the “doctor diagnose, pharmacist dispense” proposal which is being hotly debated in the social media.…

Pharmac funds first rare disorder medicine

People with the potentially life-threatening blood condition hereditary angioedema (HAE) will be the first to benefit from Pharmac's decision to fund medicines for rare disorders. Pharmac has announced the first medicine it will fund under…