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Docs in the Dock:

Medicine on trial

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  • The Debate

    Docs in the Dock

    Despite the recent bad press, most of us still think doctor knows best. Yet with medical intervention now the third biggest killer after heart disease and cancer, is it time to call a halt to our trust? Should we end the monopoly on prescription? Would this give us ownership over our own health, or risk lives and return us to Victorian quackery?

    The Panel

    Former health minister Gisela Stuart, radical psychiatrist David Healy and former Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners Clare Gerada put the medial profession on trial.

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  • David Healy
    The Pitch
    Pharmaceutical companies target doctors.
  • Clare Gerada
    The Pitch
    Sound clinical judgements are the result of personal relationships too.
  • Gisela Stuart
    The Pitch
    We have abdicated individual responsibility for our health.
  • The Debate
    Theme One
    Can we trust doctors?
  • The Debate
    Theme Two
    Ending the drugs monopoly.
  • The Debate
    Theme Three
    The future of medicine.
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