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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!

, advocacy

films such as

Proper Use of Antacids

, as well as pamphlets and posters such as

proper use of orally

administered liquid agents containing alcohol

, and

proper use of cold syrup and antacids

to educate

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

Prevention Guidelines


2014 Anti-Drug Report

to improve public awareness of the hazards of drug


Figure 10-3

925 Drug Use Safety Day and

Health Promotion Event