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TDRF was established by MOHW under the administration of the Executive Yuan as a non-profit organization to carry out drug relief tasks, conduct researches, and investigate adverse effects on legal drugs.  The premises of this organization are manifold.  TDRF supports victims through timely subsidy.  It protects patients’ rights when medicine is properly used, while the reputation of pharmaceutical companies, medical centers and hospitals is guarded.  Drug Relief Law reinforces the proper use of medicines, which ultimately ensures patients’ safety and the quality of healthcare industry.
Post market drug safety has drawn more and more attention in pharmaceutical world nowadays; MOHW responded to the needs of pharmacovigilance and established three nationwide reporting systems: (1) national adverse drug reactions reporting system (ADR), (2) medical device reporting system, (3) medical product defect reporting system in Taiwan.  TDRF was commissioned to support the tasks of nationwide reporting for MOHW to monitor drug safety in global markets.

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