Taiwan

 

Methadone/Buprenorphine Treatment: not clear, if available to foreign patients

Methadone treatment is available in several major cities. We are currently checking, if buprenorphine (Subutex and/or Suboxone) is also available.
In addition, we are seeking information on whether foreign patients are accepted for continued treatment/dosing.

 

Importation of Methadone and other Opioids: possible

Methadone and other opioids are not permitted to be imported or exported without approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Information on the regulations currently effective and an application form can be downloaded via the following link:

http://www.fda.gov.tw/tc/includes/GetFile.ashx?mID=172&id=24556&chk=01105f6e-89b0-4cc6-8e95-fa62746114f8

Contact Address:

Food and Drug Administration
Ministry of Health and Welfare
No. 161-2, Kunyang St.
Nangang District
Taipei City 115-61
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Web: www.fda.gov.tw/EN/index.aspx

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This page last revised and updated March 18, 2014