"The scheme posed a risk to public safety because the redistribution of drugs would make it difficult to track individual lots in the event of a recall, said assistant deputy health minister Helen Stevenson.
It also has an effect on the cost of drugs, she added.
"This is a national issue — that generic prices are so high," she said. "The reason that we can't get lower prices is because [drug manufacturers] are paying such huge allowances to pharmacies." "
If we can't bring back the lash for white collar crime, then we should at least restore sentences to hard labour.