- Radio Times
- Review by:
- Scott Bryan
The world of technology is completely different from what it was ten years ago. Social networking, super-fast broadband and touch-screens have transformed our lives.
So why has another industry — pharmaceuticals — seen so little change in the last 30 or 40 years? In the 1960s and 70s we saw the introduction of new antibiotics and the contraceptive pill.
Today new ground-breaking drugs are few and far between. Is there too much regulation? Have scientists simply run out of ideas? In this one-off documentary Geoff Watts tries to find out.
About this programme
Geoff Watts examines whether sources of better pharmaceutical treatments are drying up, in light of reports that suggest making new and improved drugs available to patients is becoming more difficult and increasingly expensive.
Cast and crew
- Geoff Watts
- Deborah Cohen