Hundreds of thousands of seriously ill Ukrainians are afraid for their life after March 1 - those who each day are saved by imported drugs. Government is once again trying to establish order in the market and in March will require new licenses from importers.
It will lead neither to shortage nor to a rise in price, according to Prime Minister Azarov. However, the numbers easily explain the panic of the population: 27 billion UAH have been spent by Ukrainians on drugs past year, with domestic products being only 20%, and imports - 80%. And if in this situation, the officials slow down the issuance of licenses even a little, the salvation may be late.