A randomised survey of the quality of antibiotics and other essential medicines in Indonesia, with sales volume-adjusted estimates of the prevalence of substandard medicines

Elizabeth Pisani, Ayu Rahmawati, Esti Mulatsari, Mawaddati Rahmi, William Nathanial, Yusi Anggriani, on behalf of the STARmeds Study Group.

When Online Shopping is Deadly
Published, 27 July 2022

Buying medicines on the internet saves time and money, but it could be deadly. Indonesia is working to regulate online pharmacies and improve public safety.Writers: Yusi Anggriani, Stanley Saputra

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Laporan Pokja Estimasi Mutu Obat
16 Februari 2023 – PEMO Ke 2

Laporan Pertemuan Pokja Teknis : Estimasi Prevalensi Obat Substandar
26 Januari 2023

Laporan Pertemuan Pertama Pokja Teknis Estimasi Prevalensi Obat Palsu dan Substandar
26 dan 27 Agustus 2021

Pertemuan Pertama Pokja Estimasi Mutu Obat (PEMO)
Juli 2020


Substandard and Falsified Medicines: Proposed Methods for Case Finding and Sentinel Surveillance
Published 2021
Pisani E, Hasnida A, Rahmi M, Kok M, Harsono S, Anggriani Y
JMIR Public Health Surveill 2021;7(8):e29309. DOI: 10.2196/29309

Challenges in Maintaining Medicine Quality While Aiming for Universal Health Coverage: A Qualitative Analysis from Indonesia
Published 2021
Hasnida, Amalia, Maarten Olivier Kok and Elizabeth Pisani.
BMJ Global Health 6(Suppl. 3): e003663.

Is Indonesia Achieving Universal Health Coverage? Secondary Analysis of Nationa Data on Insurance Coverage, Health Spending, and Service Availability
Published 2021
Pratiwi, Agnes Bhakti, Hermawati Setiyaningsih, Maarten Olivier Kok, Trynke Hoekstra, Ali Ghufron Mukti and Elizabeth Pisani.
BMJ Open 11(10): e050565.

The impact of pharmaceutical policies on medicine procurement pricing in Indonesia under the implementation of Indonesia’s social health insurance system
Published 2020
Anggriani, Yusi, Hesty Utami Ramadaniati, Prih Sarnianto, Jenny Pontoan and Sri Suryawati.
Value in Health Regional Issues 21: 1–8.

Identifying market risk for substandard and falsified medicines: An analytic framework based on qualitative research in China, Indonesia, Turkey and Romania
Published 2019
Pisani, Elizabeth, Adina-Loredana Nistor, Amalia Hasnida, Koray Parmaksiz, Jingying Xu and Maarten Oliver Kok.
Wellcome Open Research 4: 70.

Indonesia’s road to universal health coverage: A Political Journey
Published 2017
Pisani, Elizabeth, Maarten Oliver Kok and Kharisma Nugroho.
Health Policy and Planning 32(2): 267–76.

The impact of Indonesian Generic Medicine Pricing Policy on Medicine Prices
Published 2014
Anggriani, Yusi, Mohamed Izham M. Ibrahim, Sri Suryawati and Asrul A. Shafie.
Journal of Generic Medicines 10(3–4): 219–29.

*: Some of these studies were conducted prior to STARmeds, by some of the researchers who are also involved in STARmeds. All these studies compliment one another, to improve our understanding of medicine quality, mainly in Indonesia