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TFDA strengthens the power of testing to prevent harm from newly emerging drugs in various forms

  • Data Source:Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare
  • Created:2020-05-28
  • Last Updated:2020-05-26

Drugs are often disguised or crossdressing to attract people in recent years. It will make drugs more accessible to people if not cautious. Because of exquisitely packaged, people might let down their guard easily and misuse these drugs to harm health. Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) reminds the public to keep alert to newly emerging drugs. Don’t fall into the trap of drugs!

TFDA spares no effort in promoting anti-drug task and actively implements “New-generation Anti-drug Strategy.” TFDA also strengthen border control on active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), integrate testing resources, and enhance the inspection capabilities of government and private testing institutions. All the actions aim to keep illicit drugs outside of the border and protect people’s health in Taiwan.

Recently, newly emerging drugs are disguised in various forms, such as jelly, coffee bags, tea bags, plum cakes, and candies, to escape police seizures. These kinds of drugs also attract people's attention and curiosity, let down their guard as well as induce them to use. TFDA appeals to the public to keep alert to drugs at all times and watch out for their safety. People should turn down drugs, drinks, or food of unknown origin, and never try for the sake of curiosity or instigation.

      For more information on drug abuse and harm, please visit TFDA’s website (http://www.fda.gov.tw/TC/site.aspx?sid=10070). The toll-free counseling hotline of County and City Drug Abuse Prevention Centers at 0800-770-885 is also available.