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Communications/Conferences: Indonesia - BPOM agrees to curb the sale of drugs online

Communication/Conference: Indonesia - BPOM agrees to curb the sale of drugs online

January 9, 2014 – thejakartapost.com

The Indonesian Authority Food and Drug Administration (BPOM) should intensify measures to curb drug sales online this year, after seeing a sharp rise in sales of fake drugs on the internet in the last three years. For the President of the BPOM, Roy A. Sparringa, the crackdown on sales of fake drugs on the internet is one of the biggest challenges the agency is facing, particularly because of the rapid development of technologies, and tenacity of the dealers to always find new ways to sell their products online, even after the closure of their sites.
In 2013, 721 types of illegal and counterfeit medicines were sold through 129 sites in Indonesia, worth about $ 450,000 dollars.