Over an individual’s lifetime they’re likely to be prescribed over 14,000 pills. Antibiotics, cholesterol lowering tablets, anti depressants, painkillers, even tablets to increase a persons youth and improve performance in bed. These drugs and medications perform minor miracles day after day, however how much is actually known about them?
Drug discovery typically owes as much to serendipity as to science, which means a lot is learnt about how medicines work, or even the affects they can have, when they’r taken. By investigating a number of the most popular pills people pop, this documentary asks, in what proportion can they be trusted to do what they’re supposed to?