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Parents Of Russia's Epileptics Still Risk Prosecution For Frisium Purchase


Parents Of Russia's Epileptics Still Risk Prosecution For Frisium Purchase
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This June, police detained Yelena Bogolyubova for seven hours after she picked up a package of medicine for her terminally ill 10-year-old son. Russia had banned the medication, the anti-epileptic drug Frisium, as a narcotic. Amidst an uproar, the government promised changes, but the problem still remains: Russian epileptics cannot always get the medicine they need.

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