People can easily access online sales of drugs, food and cosmetic products, including those distributed without BPOM's license, including fake and expired products that contained hazardous ingredients, according to Lukito.
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Distribution of nonprescription drug also tends to be more relaxed than prescription drugs, she said.
Buyers might not immediately feel the negative effect of consuming a hazardous product, but they will discover it after its prolonged use.
The agency has worked closely with the Indonesian police as well as Interpol, the world's largest international police organization, to conduct cyber patrols to stop online distribution of illegal and hazardous products, Lukito said.
BPOM has also worked in cooperation with the marketplace and intensified public education on product safety.
"Consumers must be smart. To educate people to become smart, we cooperate with various agencies including the e-commerce platform," she said.
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