The film Dying to Survive raised awareness of the difficulty of securing vital drugs from abroad. Photo: Handout
The film Dying to Survive raised awareness of the difficulty of securing vital drugs from abroad. Photo: Handout

Meet the Chinese parents willing to risk drug trafficking charges to give children rare epilepsy medicine

  • When vital treatments are not legally available, many Chinese people are driven to look abroad for supplies despite the legal dangers
  • A 2018 film highlighted the plight of cancer patients, but parents of children suffering rare forms of epilepsy still have to resort to illicit means

Topic |   China society
The film Dying to Survive raised awareness of the difficulty of securing vital drugs from abroad. Photo: Handout
The film Dying to Survive raised awareness of the difficulty of securing vital drugs from abroad. Photo: Handout
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