Proposals about the Amendment of Article 13(9) of the Drug Injury Relief Act
Even though the Constitutional Court under the Judicial Yuan (J.Y.) issued J.Y. Interpretation No. 767 and declared that Article 13(9) of the Drug Injury Relief Act is in accordance with the Constitution, there was an ongoing debate about the definition of “common and foreseeable adverse drug reactions.” To ensure the long-term sustainability of Taiwan drug injury relief system, it is a reasonable approach to exclude “common and foreseeable adverse drug reactions” from the scope of drug injury relief. Nevertheless, the phrasing of Article 13(9) of the Drug Injury Relief Act should be revised to avoid abovementioned debate.