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FDA Launches Mobile App to Provide Details of Drugs

January 10, 2019

The Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has launched a mobile app aiming to provide details of drugs via their barcode.

The mobile app, Drug Scanner, aims to allow consumers to download and gather information about over-the-counter drugs by scanning the barcode on packaging. The mobile app provides all necessary details on the drugs.

The mobile app also locates the nearest pharmacies using its GPS capabilities. The mobile app also features the following:

  • food and drug-related news updates
  • drug information
  • a drug license inquiry system
  • a frequently asked questions section
  • barcode scanner
  • GPS features

The mobile app was launched on November 10, 2016.

Source URL: FDA Announces App to Provide Details of Drugs via Barcodes