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Fake medicines are commonplace in Indonesia

In 2017 the discovery of a counterfeit vaccines network across Indonesia caused a public outcry that meant politicians, bureaucrats and health organisations had to take action.

The Indonesian National Food and Drugs Agency (BPOM) issued Regulation No. 33 of 2018 on Implementation of 2D Barcode for the Supervision of Food and Drugs (Regulation) that came into effect on 7 December 2018

Full story by Tania Lovita of Rouse Magazine here: