Popular cancer drug film prompts China to speed up price cuts

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Dying to Survive tells story of man who illegally imported drugs for himself and others

In the film Dying to Survive, a peddler of fake health supplements in Shanghai comes across an unbeatable business proposition: selling unlicensed generic drugs from India to China’s booming population of cancer patients who can’t afford the approved drugs. When someone asks the businessman, Cheng Yong, if he wants to be a hero, he laughs. “I don’t want to be a saviour. I just want to make money.”

The relatively low-budget dark comedy is one of the most popular films in China in years, bringing in almost 2.5bn yuan (about £285m) since its release on 5 July, which already makes it the sixth highest grossing film in China ever.

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