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Made in China: Cancer patients resort to DIY drugs for treatment
 

Made in China: Cancer patients resort to DIY drugs for treatment

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Cancer patients desperate for a cure take matters into their own hands by making their own drugs using active pharmaceutical ingredients from unapproved drugs bought online in China.
 
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7 Oct 2016 - General
 
The regulations in China is really a tough nut to crack. They are not only stringent, they are also constantly changing and very uncertain. One can never be completely sure how the regulations actually work. While I was living in China for studies, t...
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It's sad to see the level of desperation that could drive these patients to such means - much as science and technology and healthcare and drug are progressing, it seems that sometimes speed really is more crucial to patients than the final resul...
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Jemelyn Mae Sodusta Everyday, there are numerous people dying of cancer. As much as medicine can and does help cure cancer often, especially when it is detected early, the fact remains that...
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Mahmoud AbdelAziz I agree that sometimes we can't blame these patients because it is a desperate move to cling to life. Government tolerance is one of the reasons why this practice is ...
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It’s sad to think that people in our nearby countries are doing this since proper drugs are either very difficult to obtain (due to not being approved) or are too expensive. Though what these patients are doing is quite a risk, you cannot blame them ...
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Thank you for sharing your insight Mahmoud AbdelAziz and Tahira Nawaz. But I would like to ask a hypothetical question. If it h...
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It is breathtaking to read such articles; I wonder that it is happening in China like developed countries. Healthcare facilities must be a priority in every region of the world. Cancer patients are making their own treatment through APIs and other me...
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Five years’ period is definitely too long time and patients with critical conditions can not wait this long for sure! .I hope the China Food and Drug Administration find a better way to make the approval process take less time in the future. Of cours...
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It is quite alarming reading this kind of article. Where people are making their own drugs to relieve them from whatever illness they may have. Thinking that it is not tested and proven, where it is safe to use. Gosh! Not a wise step to take. I don&#...
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