The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs

September 2016

September 22, 2016

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Dr Chris van Tulleken has been working in a GP surgery in east London for weeks trying to treat specially selected patients without drugs. Now he wants to use what he's learnt to supersize his social experiment and offer drug-free treatments to all 14,000 patients at the practice.

September 15, 2016

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Dr Chris van Tulleken starts his experiment by seeing what the steep rise in prescription rates means for patients. He lays out the pills an average healthy person could take in their lifetime. When he calculates that someone born today might easily consume 100,000 pills, he is shocked.