Medicine in Taiwan

There are reports of rampant drug prescribing by physicians in Taiwan. I wonder if stories like these are commonplace:

My blunt and honest boss said in passing “it’s so doctors can make money from the pharmaceutical companies”. Scary. Medicine is cheap in Taiwan, not that I really have a good gage being Canadian, but I know Americans glow about how cheap medical care and medicine is here…. but doctor’s will dope us out for more money? My ex-roommate told me no matter what was ailing him his doctors always added Valium to his prescription. Valium, which you can also just walk into a pharmacy and buy without a prescription in Taiwan.

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