Dying to Survive
Dying to Survive is based on the real-life story of a Chinese leukemia patient who bought cheap but unproven cancer medicine from India for 1000 Chinese cancer sufferers in 2004.
Smuggle v. 走私
Cheng stops smuggling because of the risks involved.
Cover v. 报销,承保
That medicine wasn’t covered at the time under national health insurance.
Rating n. 评分
On Douban, Dying to Survive has a rating of 9/10 from over 100,000 users.
Fake drugs n. 假药
The man was arrested and charged with selling fake drugs.
There is only one disease in the world, that is, poverty.
He’s only 20 years old. What he’s trying is just to live, and what’s his crime？
It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it. This is what the God’s expected.
Forty thousand yuan per bottle, I’ve been sick and taken drugs for three years．In order to buy medicine, my family has already collapsed. Not all families have the luck to stay away from disease, and how can you make sure not to be sick for the rest of your life? I don’t want to die. I want to live.
When I was ill, my wife was pregnant for six months, and I wanted to die every day. Now that I have money for medicine,I could live even longer to be a grandfather if my son might have his child earlier.
I admit that I broke the law. No matter how the verdict is, I have no objection. What I only hope is that this society will become better in the future.
They can’t afford genuine medicine, and they’re waiting for me to bring them back to save their lives.
No one needs the fake medicine now. Genuine medicine has been insured to all.
such bad luck may fall on anyone.
first aid kit /first aid box 医药箱
povidone-iodine solution 优碘
cotton swabs 棉花棒
band-aid / adhesive bandage ok绷
Saline solution / natural saline 生理食盐水
medical thermometer 体温计
surgical mask 医疗口罩
cold/hot pack 冰/热敷袋
Dosage and Administration 剂量和用法
Expiry date 有效期 ,失效期
Side effects 副作用
Allergic reactions 过敏反应