Importation of drugs would add cost to the consumer by virtue of the decision of the government to subject all drugs to test before issuing certificates. The first task of the government is to ensure that drugs are acceptable, available and affordable.
Hence the laws that it puts in place must protect the consumer and retailer. The public ought to be informed on what government is doing to address the problem. Scarcity of drugs would mean death sentence for many people who are ill and poor.
Hence every policy that is taken to promote the safety of drugs should be examined carefully in order to be able to assess the impact on the availability of drugs at affordability of prices to the vast majority of people in the country.