13 Drug Products Allegedly Containing DNA Like Pigs, BPOM Should Reveal

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Friday, March 02 2018 - 17:00 IWST

BPOM (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)
BPOM (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Chairman of the Center for Healthcare Policy and Reform Studies (Chapters) Luthfi Mardiansyah asked BPOM disclose the findings of 13 drug products that allegedly contain similar or similar materials like pig DNA.

"If the findings of 13 enzyme products are valid, BPOM should not hesitate to reveal them. The public will appreciate the performance and findings of BPOM if it is true," Luthfi said in Jakarta in an official statement on Thursday.

According to him, BPOM's hesitancy to uncover the drug product will cause unrest and invite questions in public.

He questioned why BPOM did not reveal clearly the 13 products that allegedly contain similar materials or miri DNA pigs.

According to Luthfi, the inconsistency and doubtful attitude of BPOM is already visible when BPOM internal letter addressed to the drug manufacturer actually leaked to social media.

"Here, it seems BPOM is not sure whether the findings in that area have not had time to react, the public already know first through social media," he said.

Therefore, he continued, the mechanism of monitoring and supervision function of the pharmaceutical or pharmaceutical industry both by the Ministry of Health and BPOM also needs to be improved. Regular production reporting and monitoring mechanisms need to be tightened and implemented properly.

"If there is a fault in the product with an official marketing authorization number on the market, BPOM should not hesitate to act internally or sanction it to the producers BPOM also needs to improve the way communication with the parties concerned No reprimand or sanctions to the parties producers, circulating in public without official explanation from BPOM before," he said,

Related to 13 products of findings containing pig DNA, Chairman of the House of Representatives Commission IX Dede Yusuf to the media crew asked BPOM publish it to the public if it is valid information. He also asked BPOM to announce the products and withdraw the products from circulation.

Commission IX of the House of Representatives is scheduled to call back BPOM and producers of drugs containing pig DNA.

"We have given BPOM time to conduct an in-depth investigation, maybe this disclosure impacts the outcome of the meeting with them two weeks ago," he said.

News Comment

Today's Industry

Kadin Indonesia

Selasa, 17 Juli 2018 - 22:53 WIB

Kadin Lampung Offers Forming Radin Inten II International Airport Acceleration Team

Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) of Lampung Province (Pemprov) offer the establishment of International Acceleration Team Radin Inten II Airport to the Government of Lampung Province.

PT Unilever Indonesia (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)

Selasa, 17 Juli 2018 - 22:50 WIB

Bukalapak Launches Unilever Indonesia Official Store

Bukalapak recently launched Official Store Unilever Indonesia. Users of Fast Moving Consumer Goods or FMCG products from leading brands, Unilever Indonesia, can now get it at Bukalapak, especially…

Menteri Koordinator Kemaritiman Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan (fokusbisnis.com)

Selasa, 17 Juli 2018 - 22:45 WIB

Construction of Kediri Airport, Just Waiting for President Jokowi's Approval

The Coordinating Minister for the Ministry of Marine Affairs, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, said that the airport development in Kediri Regency, East Java, is just waiting for the President's signature…

Kadin Indonesia

Selasa, 17 Juli 2018 - 22:35 WIB

Rupiah Declining, Entrepreneurs Prepare Strategies

Bank Indonesia (BI) has released the results of a survey of business activities in the second quarter of 2018. BI exposure also shows a number of sectors exposed to the rupiah exchange rate.…

Bandara Soekarno-Hatta (ist)

Selasa, 17 Juli 2018 - 22:25 WIB

Government Prepares LCC Special Terminal in Soetta

President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II Muhammad Awaluddin presented the concept of a special low cost terminal (LCC) at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.