An almost empty shelf of cold medicines at a pharmacy in Beijing. Photo: AFP
An almost empty shelf of cold medicines at a pharmacy in Beijing. Photo: AFP

Medicines across the border: Hong Kong pharmacies that deliver drugs to mainland China may be sidestepping the law

  • Surge in China’s Covid-19 infection rate moves Hongkongers to send medicines to families, friends
  • Pharmacies use logistics companies, couriers to get around need for licence to export medicines

An almost empty shelf of cold medicines at a pharmacy in Beijing. Photo: AFP
An almost empty shelf of cold medicines at a pharmacy in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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