Taking at least one aspirin every week is linked to the development of age-related vision loss, according to an Australian study that looked at information collected over 15 years.
Delegations from some 140 countries agreed Saturday to adopt a ground-breaking treaty limiting the use and emission of health-hazardous mercury, the U.N. said, although environmental activists lamented it did not go far enough.
The Department of Health (DOH)'s restrictions on medicines containing ephedrine have caused a shortage of rhinitis medicines, a DOH official said yesterday.
Over fifty veterinarians are appealing for amendments to legalize the use of human medicine on animals, stating that they cannot conduct treatments under current conditions, a local newspaper reported yesterday.
A cooperative project between Taiwan and the United States in the field of medical technology has proved successful and can now be used as a stepping stone for Taiwan to seek more business in that area, Taiwan's National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL) said.
Over 20,000 elderly people above the age of 65 spend NT$280,000 on medicine annually, according to statistics from the health bureau.
Ketamine could be upgraded to a Class 2 drug from its current Class 3 designation at a narcotics evaluation committee meeting to be held Thursday, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) announced yesterday.
Academia Sinica, Taiwan's top research institute, and a Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) yesterday aimed at furthering exchanges in translational medicine.