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The rural doctor problem

Practising medicine away from the big cities

The pill problem

Are GPs prescribing too many antidepressants?

Do no harm

Sometimes a doctor can’t help but kill a patient

Crazy pills

Our obsession with vitamins is getting out of hand

Thinking again about palliative care

Dying with dignity means different things to different people

Medicine and the mind-body problem

What is sickness, and how much of it is in our heads?

Big pharma

How doctors deal with drug companies

The trouble with miracle cures

Can antibiotics really cure back pain?

The biggest decisions

Why doctors second-guess themselves