Indonesia’s MoH Introduces a New Medical Database

Indonesia’s Ministry of Health initiated a “Pharmacy and Medical Device Dictionary” which amounts to a public database of drugs and devices in Indonesia. This dictionary is basically a web-based system where each device and drug receives a unique code. To date, there are data on almost 5,000 products, and the goal is a total of 100,000 products by year-end. Previously, there were no data standards for medical products, so it was difficult to access supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic. Distributors, manufacturers, and the public will use this website to find appropriate medical products.

Written by: Ames Gross – President and Founder, Pacific Bridge Medical (PBM)
Mr. Gross founded PBM in 1988 and has helped hundreds of medical companies with regulatory and business development issues in Asia. He is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the Asian medical markets. Mr. Gross has a BA degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia University.

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