—Indonesia currently does not have regulations regarding the sale of drugs through online media, including online pharmacies. However, face to face with pharmacists and patients is very important, because through online media there are no requirements or restrictions that regulate so as to guarantee safety to the public and avoid misuse of drugs sold through online media. This study used a cross-sectional design with a purposive sampling method. Collecting data in this study through interviews using a questionnaire to determine pharmacists' perceptions of online pharmacies in Indonesia. In this study. The number of respondents involved was 100 pharmacists. Most of the respondents' perceptions gave positive perceptions, both on the quality assurance of medicines and pharmaceutical services. Respondents also agreed on the advantages of purchasing via online, such as easy access, saving time, and completeness of information. However, respondents also agreed that there were drawbacks from online purchases such as the risk of authenticity of drugs, limited information, and drug misuse. Pharmacists view online pharmacies as opportunities for drug sales but also at risk of drug abuse if they are not regulated by government regulations.
Keywords: pharmacist perception, online pharmacy