Food and Drug Administration
Outstanding Educators for Medicinal Use
also held on 3 December to release the results of
schoolchildren medicnal use survy (Figures 10-2 to 10-
(2) To create a supportive environment for proper use
of medicinal products, TFDA established 22 health
education resource centers for safe medicine, and 520
community-based drug counseling stations in medical
institutions nationwide. TFDA works with 112 correct
drug use centers and seed schools across 18 counties
and cities to help promote education for proper drug
use. Up to 2014, the resource centers had hosted
1,941 educational sessions and offered consulting
services to 20,380 visitors, which helped to strengthen
public knowledge and competence in drug safety.
The drug safety manual for Taiwan new residents
was translated into 6 languages (Chinese, English, Thai, Cambodian, Vietnamese, and Indonesian).
Besides, TFDA held eight educational seminars on drug safety for new residents in four counties and
cities. A total of 60 seeded instructors were trained in order to further disseminate and improve the
concept of safe medication amongst the new resident population.
(4) TFDA uses the variety of marketing strategies to enforce the consumer's capacity of proper drug
use, using posters such as
Tourists Be Aware! Medicinal Products are NOT Souvenirs!
films such as
Proper Use of Antacids
, as well as pamphlets and posters such as
proper use of orally
administered liquid agents containing alcohol
proper use of cold syrup and antacids
the public the concepts of proper drug use.
(5) Pharmaceutical Care Services: TDFA had held training courses on community-based pharmaceutical
care, training of instructors for pharmaceutical care services, and training of backend managers
for pharmaceutical care services in 2014. A total of 568 qualified pharmacists were involved in the
development of home and community-based pharmaceutical care services. In 574 home-based
care services, multiple drug medication issues were found. The responsible pharmacists thus
provided education on correct drug administering methods and concepts on seeking medical aid.
For community- based care, the service assisted 1,384 cases and revealed 1,483 questions of drug
medication. Above all, each question resolved can save an average NTD 65.4 on the drug expenditures.
8. Promoting Drug Abuse Prevention
(1) TFDA has designed and produced posters entitled Four Ways to Reverse Drugs' Damage and
Five Defensive Techniques against Drugs
as well as promotional pamphlets and leaflets on Reveal
Narcotics in Disguise.
Correct use of Sedatives and Sleeping Pills
posters as well as 30-second
promotional short videos on
Correct Use of Sleeping Pills
. TFDA also published
2014 Drug Abuse
2014 Anti-Drug Report
to improve public awareness of the hazards of drug
925 Drug Use Safety Day and
Health Promotion Event