The Truth About Your Medicine Cabinet

Walk into any chemist shop and you will be bombarded by an array of pills and potions in bright shinny packages that claim to be able to treat almost any imaginable ailment from runny noses to spots, from coughs to aching muscles. These remedies however don’t come cheap, we now spend two and a half billion pounds a year on a whole range of products, from pain killers to multivitamins and so on but how much do we really know about the these products we are buying?

Dr Chris Van Tulleken is on a mission to find out the truth about some of Britain’s top selling over the counter medicines.

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