Sue MacGregor brings together a group of people to tell the story of Thalidomide.
Mark Porter reports on when and how aspirin can prevent diseases.
Mukti Jain Campion asks why India's people have virtually no access to medical morphine.
Professor Andrew Hussey explores whether heroin use creates a particular aesthetic style.
Sally Marlow investigates why many jazz musicians turned to heroin in the post-war period.
The first antibiotic, penicillin, appeared to be a miracle medicine.
Groundless promises of the media's daily medical miracle and the desire for a quick-fix.
Director Oliver Stone on his new film ‘Savages’ about two marijuana growers in California.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the discovery of penicillin.
Peter Day visits Washington DC to see whether the regulators will licence an HIV-Aids drug
The story of Louis Pasteur's development of the anti-rabies vaccine in 1885.
Adam Hart investigates the accidental discovery of a little blue pill that changed sex.
The story of how cannabis without the high has become one of the biggest buzzwords in food