Drugs *suitable for home teaching*

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Published by the Wellcome Trust, the 'Big Picture' explores issues around biology and medicine.

While providing immense benefits, drugs are not the perfect solution. They only work on a proportion of patients, sometimes they harm us, and we're not very good at taking them as we should. For some diseases, particularly those affecting only developing countries, there are no drugs available or they are too expensive. How has this situation come about? What part do pharmaceuticals play in modern life? And where might we go in the future? 

Although they provide immense benefits, drugs aren't a perfect solution: they can be expensive, they only help a proportion of patients, sometimes they harm us, and we’re not very good at taking them as we should. These articles help us investigate what part pharmaceuticals play in modern life and ask where we might go in the future.

 

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