A Long and Winding Road
Monday, 19 October 2020
IT is time our pharmaceutical industry stopped being dependent on imported ingredients. No less than 96 percent of the chemical ingredients for drugs come from overseas, despite research from the health ministry in 2017 showing there were 11,218 types of medicinal plant in Indonesia. Ironically, our national pharmaceutical industry only produces 24 types of phytopharmacological—or herbal—medicines, meaning they are produced from natur...
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