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Do 'Truth Serums' Work?

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Do 'Truth Serums' Work?

Do 'Truth Serums' Work?

Do 'Truth Serums' Work?

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Lawyers of alleged al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla have argued that he should not be tried because of questionable interrogation techniques used on him, including the use of truth serums.

Alex Chadwick talks with Dr. Ronald Miller, chair of the anesthesia and perioperative care department at the University of California San Francisco, about the truth behind truth serums.