By: Lung Pei-ning and Y.F. Low
Since a reporting system was established by the association, hospitals around the country have reported more than 500 cases of topical steroid abuse within a month, TDA President Yang Chih-hsun (楊志勛) said.
In most of those cases, patients bought topical steroids at pharmacies to treat skin diseases without first consulting doctors, which worsened their problems, Yang said. [FULL STORY]