Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia says that the imported vaccines are insufficient to create herd immunity against the foot-and-mouth disease that suddenly returned in May.
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Jakarta (Antara) – Dr.
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Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – The Indonesian Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) head Penny K Lukito revealed the investigation results on five pharmaceutical companies following the
Alfitria Nefi Pratiwi, Jakarta – The number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia starting to show another increase.
November 17, 2022
Hendro Situmorang, Jakarta – Two pharmaceutical companies have been named suspects for allegedly using dangerous chemicals in the production of syrup medicines, the Drug and Food Superv
November 15, 2022
Mutia Yuantisya, Jakarta – PAM JAYA president director Arief Nasrudin said that the cause of drinking water in Jakarta being contaminated with E.
Zack Petersen, Jakarta – 'What I've learned' is a new column that presents candid interviews with policymakers, artists, activists and businesspeople on facing challenges and making a d
November 10, 2022
Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) revoked two more pharmaceutical companies' licenses to produce medicinal syrups on Wednesday, bringing to five the tota
November 9, 2022
Riri Rahayu, Jakarta – Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) reported new findings after investigating the source of the raw material for the solvent of medicinal syrups, which is alle
Herman, Depok – The Drug and Food Supervisory Agency, or BPOM, has expanded the list of syrup medicines being recalled for containing harmful chemicals after a recent crackdown on pharm
Gadis Oktaviani, Jakarta – Professor Hasbullah Thabrany, Lead Co-Chair of Global Health Security and COVID-19 Task Force T20 Indonesia, on Sunday explained that cases of cancer in the c
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – The number of Indonesia's COVID-19 cases has increased rapidly in the past month.
Antara, Jakarta – Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin informed on Tuesday that most patients who undergo COVID-19 treatment at hospitals are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms.
November 8, 2022
Antara – Imaji Lasahido (Intern), Jakarta – The Ministry of Home Affairs is re-enforcing health protocols and booster vaccinations of Covid-19 in the extension of the implementation of
November 5, 2022
M Faiz Zaki, Jakarta – Acting Jakarta Governor Heru Budi Hartono appealed to Jakarta residents to continue practicing strict health protocols amid an ongoing pandemic, especially after
Fika Nurul Ulya, Jakarta – Global health security researcher Dicky Budiman says that the government has been too neglectful about Covid-19 mutations which continue to occur.
November 2, 2022
News Desk, Jakarta – The Yogyakarta administration has reported a spike in daily new COVID-19 cases, with nearly 1,000 total active cases as of Tuesday.
Maidina Rahmawati – Police involvement in the illicit drug market is in the headlines again, after recently installed East Java Police Chief Teddy Minahasa was arrested on 14 October fo
November 1, 2022
Jakarta – The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) said on Monday it had revoked licences for syrup-type drug production by two local firms for violating manufacturing rules, as it in
Heru Andriyanto, Serang – The Drug and Food Supervisory Agency, or BPOM, on Monday made a shocking revelation that a pharmaceutical company based in the Banten capital of Serang has use
October 31, 2022
Stevani Wijaya, Jakarta – The National Police are investigating three pharmaceutical companies for allegations that they have supplied syrup medicines contaminated with unsafe chemicals
Jakarta – The rampant cases of acute kidney injury (AKI) among children were "most likely" caused by the use of contaminated syrup medicines because the number has dropped significantly
October 30, 2022
Nivell Rayda, Jakarta – The deaths of more than 150 children in Indonesia have sparked concern among parents over the safety of drugs sold in one of the world's most populous nations.
October 28, 2022
Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – Head of the epidemiology and immunization surveillance unit at the Jakarta Health Agency, Ngabila Salama, said 44 community health centers or Puskesmas will
Jakarta – Scores of workers held a protest action in front of the Health Ministry offices in Kuningan, South Jakarta, on Friday October 28.
Stevani Wijaya, Jakarta – The National Police are investigating two pharmaceutical companies to assess possible criminal charges against the use of banned chemicals in liquid medicines
Jakarta – We champion the Indonesian Ombudsman's demand for accountability from the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) and the Health Ministry over tainted medicinal syrups that hav
October 27, 2022
Vento Saudale, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has bought more antidotes to treat children with acute kidney injury (AKI) allegedly because of poisoning from chemicals contained in
October 26, 2022
Jakarta – The Indonesian authorities should approve the use of only safe solubility enhancers by drug manufacturers in medicinal syrups, said public health experts on Tuesday, as the he
Maria Fransisca Lahur, Jakarta Indonesia has recently seen a spike in COVID-19 cases.
October 25, 2022
Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – The government has attributed the recent spike in acute kidney injury (AKI) cases to toxic levels of chemical compounds in medicinal syrups, as it considers a pot
Dinda Naraya Begjani (Intern), Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) chairperson Muhammad Isnur in a press statement on Tuesday criticized the government over what the o
Maria Fransisca Lahur, Jakarta – The Food and Drugs Monitoring Agency (BPOM) has cracked down on the circulation of syrup medicines that is concluded to be the cause behind the acute ki
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) says that the cases of acute kidney failure in children are because of weak supervision by the government over the
October 24, 2022
Jakarta – The Health Ministry called members of the public to immediately take the booster shot following the discovery of the new XBB strain of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in the coun
October 22, 2022
Linda Yulisman, Jakarta – Indonesia will buy more antidotes from Singapore and Australia to help reduce child deaths from acute kidney injury linked to medicinal syrups, Health Minister
October 21, 2022
Maria Fatima Bona, Jakarta – The actual number of young children dying from atypical acute kidney injury (AKI) can be five times higher than the official government data as health autho
Fikri Harish, Jakarta – Consumer groups, lawmakers and pharmacists are calling for more action by the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) following its decision to order several medi
October 20, 2022
Jakarta – We commend the government for taking swift action to address the mysterious acute kidney injury (AKI) that has killed at least 99 Indonesian children this year.
October 19, 2022
Jakarta – The government announced on Wednesday a ban on all syrup and liquid medicine prescription and over-the-counter sales, after the deaths of nearly 100 children from acute kidney
October 17, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia on Saturday banned ingredients linked to the deaths of 70 children in Gambia from cough syrups in the Southeast Asian country as it investigates acute kidney damage
October 14, 2022
Sebastian Strangio – Indonesia's President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has officially launched the country's first domestically-produced COVID-19 shot, marking an important milestone on the co
October 13, 2022
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) Commissioner Jasra Putra urged the government to stop the circulation of cough medicine from India which
Jakarta – The government will investigate cases of acute kidney injury which has caused the deaths of more than 20 children in Jakarta this year, health authorities said on Wednesday.
October 11, 2022
Prime Sarmiento and Leonardus Jegho, China Daily, Hong Kong – Indonesia's development of its own COVID-19 vaccine will ensure that the country is independent and capable of controlling
October 8, 2022
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo launched the Etana Biotechnologies Indonesia biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility at East Jakarta's Pulogadung area on
October 7, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The Jakarta Health Agency asked the government to relocate the supply of the COVID-19 vaccine from other regions with surplus stock to the capital as its stock is star