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"PILL POPPERS" WILL PREMIERE MARCH 8TH ON CNBC

(ALL TIMES ARE IN ET)

Thursday, 3/8/2012:

10:00 PM PILL POPPERS

1:00 AM PILL POPPERS

Sunday, 3/11/2012:

10:00 PM PILL POPPERS

"Pill Poppers":

Pain killers, antibiotics, cholesterol lowering pills... Drugs perform minor miracles day after day, freeing us from pain and disease. Pill Poppers takes us on a tour through the world of pharmaceuticals – and reveals that drug discovery has as much to do with serendipity as it does with science. We learn that the purpose of some drugs has changed -- like Ritalin, for instance, which was originally designed to treat depression in adults before becoming a blockbuster treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Scientists think it may even make you more intelligent. Pill Poppers also investigates the consequences of over-prescribing antibiotics, and reveals the drugs that have changed the world, from Prozac to Viagra.

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