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.
The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) announced yesterday that it will invite officials from the Department of Health, the Ministry of Education and other governmental organs to take part in a meeting on Dec. 27 with its narcotics evaluation committee to decide whether or not to upgrade ketamine (K他命) to a Class 2 drug.
Drug use among students has increased almost eight times the limit of six years, according to statistics announced by the Ministry of Education (MOE) yesterday.
Criminal behavior in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drops sharply when they take stimulant drugs like Ritalin to help them to control impulses, scientists said on Wednesday.
Cancer patients taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs were 15 percent less likely to die of cancer, or of any other cause, than patients who were not on the popular medications, according to a Danish study.
The Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday it is launching a pilot project to recruit overseas-based Taiwanese doctors to work in remote areas of the country in five major specialties.
Taiwan and Canada officially began a project Thursday aimed at developing preventive vaccines against hospital acquired infections, Science Minister Cyrus Chu announced Thursday during a visit to Toronto.