Legal Protection of Supply Chain Management based on Technology in the Eradication of the Covid-19 Plague
Increasing the number of positive community cases of COVID-19, raises the phenomenon of panic buying. As a result, a conflict of interest has arisen which utilizes a situation in the middle of an emergency response situation by hoarding and producing medical devices and medicines that do not meet good standards. The purpose of this study is to reveal how the legal protection of fulfilling the supply chain of drugs and medical devices in handling co-19 outbreaks in Indonesia. Using legal research methods based on literature review and empirical evidence, this research has the novelty of examining more deeply the aspects of legal protection, regulation of drug distribution, and the supply chain practices of drugs and medical devices in the midst of handling the Covid-19 outbreak. The main contribution of research is expected to provide knowledge of how efforts can be made by the government and the community to deal with this situation so that conditions can be controlled. The results of the study stated that legal protection against the fulfillment of the supply chain of drugs and medical devices in handling the Covid-19 outbreak was not significant enough to handle conflicts of interest that occurred. This appears from the emergence of new cases of hoarding. In addition, government regulations related to drug distribution do not yet have criminal sanctions. The government is still guided by criminal sanctions for trafficking cases.