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.