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In Depth: Why China’s Regulators Have Cough Medicine in Their Sights 

By Jiang Moting, Fan Qiaojia, Chen Pengduo and Kelly Wang
2022年09月22日 20:49
Abusing over-the-counter medications to get high is easy in China thanks to the prevalence of online pharmacies and delivery apps
Abusing over-the-counter medications to get high is easy in China thanks to the prevalence of online pharmacies and delivery apps.

The first time that 15-year-old Ye Lu took a dozen doses of an over-the-counter cough medicine containing DXM he felt nauseous and dizzy and lay in bed all afternoon. He took the medication after his friends told him that a few pills would make him happy when he was feeling low.

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