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SUNDAY SCREENING: The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs (2016)

Our weekly documentary film curated by the editorial team at 21WIRE. 

Can patients survive without prescription drugs? In this two-part TV documentary series, Dr Chris Van Tulleken embarks on a daring medical experiment that could change the way we think about our health forever. Britain is addicted to prescription drugs. Are they doing more harm than good? The evidence for their efficacy is wafer-thin and they’re costing the NHS a fortune. Chris is determined to do something about it, and sets up a radical new drug-free clinic in a busy GP surgery. For three months, he’s going to try and treat illnesses without antibiotics, control pain without painkillers, and wean some of Britain’s most drug-dependent patients off their “life-saving” drug regimes. Instead of giving his patients medicine, he’s going to take their medicine away. Watch: 

PART 1:

PART 2

57 min
Presented by Dr Chris Van Tulleken
Producer Lizzie Bolton
Raw TV for BBC (2016)

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