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2015/08/19 | Shih Yuan
Taiwan National Health Insurance to Stop Covering Medicine Costs
The National Health Insurance Administration under the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced they will stop covering medication costs starting from September, as prices for certain medicine are higher than the reimbursement from the National Health Insurance (NHI).
2015/08/12 | Yang
Are The Taiwanese The Worst Drinkers?
Research conducted by the medical school at Stanford University points out nearly half of the Taiwanese people have an ALDH2 deficiency, which rates highest in the world. This means they aren't able to metabolize pure alcohol (acetaldehyde) properly.
2015/08/05 | Yuan
App Developed by Taiwanese Students Rehabilitates Aphasia Patients
Every language therapist in Taiwan treats 108 patients. In this case, many Aphasia patients miss out on the golden period of six months for treatment.
2015/07/30 | Kenzo
Survey Brings Light to Taiwan Medical Reform
Most of the public believes the Ministry of Health and Welfare should formulate related regulations as soon as possible to prevent unnecessary medical waste.
2015/07/21 | Zou Chi
Tea Vendors Need to Label Drinks Starting in Late July
Some vendors criticize that sources of the foods aren't equal to inspection results of the products. Other coffee retailers also point out the new policy does not apply to drinks served in breakfast chains, and the law will lose its significance if it only regulates certain stores.
2015/07/06 | Kenzo
Executive Yuan Disregards Overworked Doctors in Taiwan Water Park Explosion
The Taiwan Radical Nurse Union calls upon the government to deal with the lack of medical staff. If the Ministry of Health and Welfare doesn’t start implementing permanent manpower to help in the field, it is predicted that by the end of July, medical personnel will be extremely overworked.