Rising demand, border closures and a depreciating kyat have sent prices of medicines soaring – and now pharmacies are closing as staff become infected with COVID-19.
A network of hardline, pro-military groups known as Pyusawhti is doing its best to spread terror among the population as it fights a dirty war against the democratic forces resisting the coup.
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A flood of precursor chemicals into Myanmar is fuelling record meth production as the drug trade spills out across Asia-Pacific.
A half-hearted crackdown on the sale of imported liquor in Yangon has drawn attention to an increasingly bitter fight between liberalisers and protectionists.