Good transportation practice to support good quality drugs for patient safety
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In year 2012, Indonesian Food and Drugs Authority (BPOM) has issued the Regulation of BPOM No.HK03.1.34.11.12.7542 regarding the Technical Guidance of Good Distribution Practice (GDP). However the formal implementation only started this year by obliging all pharmaceutical distributors to be certified. GDP will maintain good quality drugs, which in the end good for patient safety. GDP needs transportation, and therefore Good Transportation Practice (GTP) become important. The aim of this research was to discuss the importance of GTP and how to manage it in order to keep good quality drugs. This research was a descriptive analysitical research with qualitative approach. It discussed the importance of good transportation practice not only as part of good distribution practice but also because it is needed. Data used in this research was secondary data obtained from literature review. Result and analysis showed that transportation of drugs shall need much more attention in order to keep the good quality drugs for patients safety. As conclusion not only pharmaceutical distributors needed certification, pharmaceutical transporter also needed certification.