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PSU launches platform to protect Thais from dubious healthcare products

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The Prince of Songkla University (PSU) has launched a healthcare product database called “TaWai for Health” in a bid to prevent people from consuming harmful health supplements.

Asst Prof Dr Panupong Puttarak said complaints reported via the platform will be sent to related officials, including Food and Drug Administration, in a bid to deal with problems related to dubious healthcare products as soon as possible.

"People are at risk of being deceived by advertisements that exaggerate the benefits of sub-standard supplements,” he said.

PSU launches platform to protect Thais from dubious healthcare products

He added that the TaWai for Health platform has already received more than 5,000 complaints from pharmacists, village health volunteers, foundation staff and students.

Pharm Chawalin Inthong, TaWai for Health project researcher, said PSU will continue developing the platform in collaboration with related agencies in a bid to gain global prominence.

Those interested in the platform can visit www.tawaiforhealth.org or @tawaiforhealth Facebook page for more information.

Published : March 08, 2021

By : The Nation