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Safety alert prompts checks of NZ baby formula
The Department of Health (DOH) will conduct random checks on shipments of infant milk powder products from New Zealand to see if dairy products from that country that are tainted with a potentially hazardous substance have entered the island, DOH officials said yesterday.
Taiwan wants NZ milk scare answers
Local health authorities yesterday demanded the New Zealand government and importers of that country's milk provide information on their products after a U.S. newspaper reported that a toxic substance was found in New Zealand dairy products.
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.
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