In Too Big Too Soon Horizon investigates the potential of human growth hormone. Will it become the wonder drug of the 21st century? Originally used on children who produce none of the hormone themselves, it has now been used on HIV patients - who testify to a dramatic improvement in their general well-being - pensioners and deficient adults who claim a new lease of life. Human growth hormone raises serious questions about the future of medicine and its implications for society.
Series 31 Episode 11 First broadcast February 20th, 1995.