Strong Medicine

  • Season

S1/EP 1 - Pilot

A doctor from a financially strapped women's clinic is asked to partner with a wealthy Philadelphia hospital.

S1/EP 2 - Pre-existing Conditions

A family's much anticipated surrogate birth is disrupted by the discovery of a rare birth defect; Lu discovers that a sick patient was deceived by her doctor.

S1/EP 3 - Misconception

A prominent TV anchorwoman asks Dana to help her get pregnant; an HIV positive mother removes her four-year-old son from his anti-AIDS medication.

S1/EP 4 - Second Look

An old friend approaches Dana about some risky reconstructive surgery.

S1/EP 5 - Performance Anxiety

Dana must decide whether to put an unidentified patient into a deep coma in order to save her life; Lu discovers a high school basketball star has been using performance-enhancing drugs.

S1/EP 6 - Drug Interactions

Suspicious injuries to his wife lead Dana to suspect that Robert may have beaten his wife; Lu is approached by a drug addict who wants to be sterilized in order to collect a $200 reward.

S1/EP 7 - Do No Harm

An influential city council member is critically wounded when gang rivalry leads to gunfire at the clinic; Peter uncovers a disturbing truth about a patient's past.

S1/EP 8 - Miracle Cure

Dana faces an ethical dilemma after diagnosing an airline pilot with an irreversible brain disorder; Lu's diagnosis of a young girl with Tay Sachs Disease uncovers a secret about her mother's past.

S1/EP 9 - Dependency

Dana counsels a prominent citizen to leave her abusive husband; Lu discovers a social worker who's been stealing her a young client's medication to feed her own addiction.

S1/EP 10 - BRCA1

The failure of her latest breast cancer research puts Dana in a difficult spot; Lu fights for a patient to get the time off she needs to have chemotherapy.

S1/EP 11 - BRCA2

As Dana takes a leave of absence in order to help with her mother's breast cancer, Lu agrees to take over her workload, and quickly stirs up trouble.

S1/EP 12 - Brainchild

A Parkinson's sufferer presses Dana for an experimental treatment; Peter falls for a painter whose severe migraine headaches are a source of inspiration, while Marc reveals that his girlfriend is an alcoholic.

S1/EP 13 - Second Opinion

Dana uncovers a teenage girl's ritual circumcision, while Lu faces off against the harsh bureaucracy that refuses to recognize a patient's painful chronic disease.

S1/EP 14 - Side Effects

Dana is asked to defy a husband's wishes when his wife secretly asks for surgery to repair their son's birth defect; the cost of treating a homeless woman's schizophrenia has tragic results.

S1/EP 15 - Fix

As Dana looks for the truth behind a patient's puzzling pregnancy, Lu uncovers a hospital employee's fatal disease on Christmas Eve.

S1/EP 16 - Blessed Events

Dana treats an old friend's heroin addiction, while Lu presses a deaf couple to consider potentially risking surgery for themselves and their young daughter.

S1/EP 17 - Maternity

As Dana treats a nursing mother's severe depression, Lu uncovers a housing project's environmental health hazard that could lead to some innocent tenants being evicted.

S1/EP 18 - Complications

Dana discovers two pregnant women who unknowingly have the same mate; an epidemic of sexually transmitted disease at Marc's school costs a sixth grade teacher his job.

S1/EP 19 - Child Care

A popular video game designer's fatal illness exposes a rift between her mother and her husband; Lu is pressed to provide an untested treatment for an autistic child.

S1/EP 20 - Drugstore Cowgirl

Dana discovers a fatally ill priest is actually a woman; Lu finds that an ex-convict's sickle cell symptoms have made her a suspect in a murder.

S1/EP 21 - Wednesday Night Fever

An all night clinic session brings Lu face to face with a mother whose child was kidnapped from her womb and a rapist seeking treatment for the wounds he suffered during his latest assault.

S1/EP 22 - Mortality

As Lu struggles with stopping a patient's hunger strike, the loss of a baby during childbirth causes Dana to consider leaving the clinic.

S2/EP 1 - History

An embryo donor's death confronts Dana with an ethical dilemma; Lu tries to keep a heart transplant candidate's hopes alive

S2/EP 2 - Adverse Reactions

Robert refuses to hire an obese woman as his assistant; a female Army officer refuses to seek treatment for Gulf War Syndrome in order to salvage a promotion.

S2/EP 3 - Gray Matter

As Lu tries to salvage an AIDS-infected nurse's job, Dana discovers that an old high school nemesis's religious visions are being caused by a brain tumor.

S2/EP 4 - Attachments

An aunt's battle with cancer takes Lu back to the founding of the South Philadelphia Women's Clinic.

S2/EP 5 - Relief

Lu and Dana are at odds when the parents of conjoined twins refuse to sacrifice one child in order to allow the other to live.

S2/EP 6 - Donors

Dana is demonized for causing a professional baseball player to miss an important game; Lu helps a sick concert pianist make an important audition.

S2/EP 7 - Impaired

Dana squares off with a pregnant mother who refuses to give up alcohol; Lu tries helping a mother whose Alzheimer's Disease could make it hard to care for her disabled son.

S2/EP 8 - Systemic

As she discovers that an old friend is now homeless, Dana suspects a difficult adopted teenage girl of threatening her mother.

S2/EP 9 - Hot Flash

Lu uncovers a case of survivor's guilt that has led to a young woman's eating disorder; Dana is pressured to make sure Robert's wife gets an experimental drug to treat her MS.

S2/EP 10 - Control Group

Dana struggles to explain how a mistake has left a black couple with one white twin baby boy; Lu uncovers the secret being kept by a prominent Rabbi and his wife.

S2/EP 11 - Rebirth

Lu finds herself in trouble with the law and the community after stopping a diabetic from being beaten by the police; Dana's former fiancée contracts a fatal form of breast cancer.

S2/EP 12 - Zol Zein Gezint

An ice skater's Olympic hopes are jeopardized by medicine to control her epileptic seizures; Lu squares off against a controversial talk radio personality who also happens to be the father of Marc's girlfriend.

S2/EP 13 - Accidents

Dana diagnoses an Amish teenager with Mad Cow Disease; Lu's efforts to help an unlicensed daycare facility to remain open have dangerous repercussions.

S2/EP 14 - Silent Epidemic

A political candidate endangers her own life by refusing an abortion; Nick's misdiagnosis causes a couple to be suspected of abusing their adopted son.

S2/EP 15 - Bloodwork

Lu stands up for a patient whose job is in jeopardy because of genetic testing; a pregnant mother suspects her teenaged son's suspected of abusing drugs, only to find that the symptoms are that of lead poisoning.

S2/EP 16 - Black 'n Flu

While Lu's unexpected illness suggests that she might be pregnant, Lu faces an outbreak of a deadly, and highly contagious, disease in a college dorm.

S2/EP 17 - Precautions

Lu tries tracking down a missing baby, she discovers that the mother is a wanted criminal; Dana reluctantly agrees to appear in a commercial for the hospital, only to find herself being replaced by an actress.

S2/EP 18 - Shock

A strike cripples operations at Rittenhouse.

S2/EP 19 - Rape Kit

A blood shortage at the hospital exposes the long hidden secrets.

S2/EP 20 - Type and Cross

A blood shortage at the hospital exposes the long hidden secrets.

S2/EP 21 - Trauma

As Lu struggles following her rape, Dana is forced to turn to her attacker for help in saving a patient's life.

S2/EP 22 - Recovery Time

Lu's life spins out of control following the grand Jury's refusal to indict Dr. Kilner for rape.

S3/EP 1 - Positive

As Dana looks for someone to help her have a baby of her own, Lu is forced to deal with the potentially deadly consequences of providing a teenage girl with contraceptives.

S3/EP 2 - Outcomes

Dana's efforts to save a girl's life with fetal stem cells may jeopardize the clinic's government funding; Lu suspects that a young girl's breathing disorder is actually a result of her mother's efforts to be seen as a hero.

S3/EP 3 - Stages

Lu treats a woman whose immune system disorder is threatening her ability to be a mother; Dana tries to convince a popular minister to stop trying to hide the fact that she's going blind.

S3/EP 4 - Heartbeat

Dana agrees to help a teenage cancer patient die, Lu's assumptions about a patient's bruises spark violence.

S3/EP 5 - Compassionate Release

As lax prison medical care leaves an inmate fighting for her life, Dana is called on to perform a delicate in utero procedure to repair a fetal heart.

S3/EP 7 - Admissions

Dana's replacement, a spit and polish Army physician, rubs Lu the wrong way.

S3/EP 8 - Contraindications

A woman learns her miscarriages are the result of her own mother's taking a powerful drug during pregnancy; Lu and Andy square off over using a drug to help an addict from dying after an overdose.

S3/EP 11 - Flesh and Blood

As Andy finds herself caught between a concerned mom and her schizophrenic daughter, she warns Lu that a patient's arm may be infected with a deadly, flesh-eating bacteria.

S3/EP 12 - Blush

Lu's treatment of a woman's chronic pain runs up against the patient's history of drug addiction.

S3/EP 13 - Deterioration

As three of Andy's patients contract a life threatening infection; Lu struggles with an outbreak of chicken pox.

S3/EP 15 - Philadelphia Chromosomes, The

As they vie to deliver the first baby of the New Year, Lu's young cancer patient is arrested for being a terrorist, while Andy treats an arthritic woman who needs her hands to speak.

S3/EP 17 - Orders

Her father's illness forces Andy to consider exposing some secrets that could damage the Army's reputation; Lu questions a court order to remove a newborn from her mother who's been accused of murdering her first child.

S3/EP 18 - Blocked Lines

As Andy looks to solve the mystery of a patient's West Nile Virus, Lu helps a young boy and his mom cope with his fatal illness.

S3/EP 20 - Addicted to Love

Andy tells her children about Les's abuse; Lu uncovers a sorority's drinking problem.

S3/EP 22 - Risk

Lu's efforts to help a depressed patient is complicated by her arrest for refusing to cooperate with a murder investigation; Andy and Les reunite for their daughter's surgery, while Robert faces a demon from his past.

S4/EP 1 - Hero Heart, The

As her boyfriend's fatal gunshot wounds force Lu to make some difficult choices, a bubble baby's survival is jeopardized by problems with an important clinical trial.

S4/EP 3 - Heartbeats and Deadbeats

As the friction on an experimental heart procedure turns to attraction for Andy and Dr. Morton, a young patient's need for a bone marrow transplant exposes a mix up at the hospital five years ago.

S4/EP 4 - Rash Decisions

Andy diagnosis of leprosy endangers a rising chef's restaurants and TV career; Lu's inadvertent comments lead to a police officer being accused of murdering her lesbian lover and colleague on the force.

S4/EP 5 - Breathing Lessons

A seven-year-old girl's fear of going home with her dad leads Lu to suspect child abuse.

S4/EP 6 - Misdiagnosis Murder

Doctor-patient confidentiality is put to the test when Lu must treat a pregnant patient for spousal abuse; an aging male doctor's bias against women threatens a young patient's life.

S4/EP 7 - Bad Liver

A hospital aide's smallpox vaccination places her young daughter in danger of dying.

S4/EP 8 - Vaccinations

As a deadly heat wave takes its toll, Andy struggles with how to tell her children that she's dating.

S4/EP 9 - Temperatures Rising

As Lu tries to convince a female boxing champion that continuing to fight could prove fatal, Andy gets some bad news about her own health.

S4/EP 10 - Speculum for a Heavyweight

Andy turns one patient's liver transplant into a chance to save someone else too; Lu suspects that that an ex-con's case of syphilis has pushed him to attempt suicide.

S4/EP 11 - Maternal Mirrors

An overworked Lu is suspected in the mysterious death of a twenty-year-old student; Andy discovers that Jesse has been sneaking around with an older boy.

S4/EP 12 - Jeaneology

As Andy looks for the cause behind the poisoning of a society matron and a working class mom, a woman is reluctant to donate a portion of her healthy liver to save her alcoholic mother's life.

S4/EP 13 - Skin

Andy and Lu question taking a porn magnate's two million-dollar donation; an expensive sixteenth birthday party for Jesse is threatened by Les's unexpected demand for alimony.

S4/EP 14 - Live and Let Die

Lu struggles to honor a terminal cancer patient's wish to commit suicide; a dinner with Dr. Morton's parents reveals how little thy know about Andy.

S4/EP 15 - Coming Clean

An accident victim emerges from a coma with no memory of the man she's about to marry; Andy uncovers an elderly patient's dangerous drug addiction.

S4/EP 16 - Prescriptions

As Lu suspiciously eyes the clinical trial of a drug that could cure nicotine addiction, a complication following heart surgery jeopardizes an advice columnist's future.

S4/EP 17 - Seize the Day

At Christmas, Andy helps a teenage girl with cystic fibrosis compete in the state spelling bee, Lu fights for the rights of a schizophrenic mother to determine the best treatment for her epileptic daughter.

S4/EP 18 - Ears, Ho's and Threat

Andy sympathizes with a Pakistani princess who is being readied for a marriage arranged by her family; Lu looks to an experimental medication to help a Holocaust survivor suffering from Alzheimer's.

S4/EP 19 - Weights and Measures

Marc worries about a classmate who is being abused by her boyfriend; Andy counsels an obese couple about their radical weight loss surgery.

S4/EP 20 - Real World Rittenhouse, The

As the staff at Rittenhouse is being interviewed for a promotional videotape, Nick faces a difficult decision to get his sister's domestic partner treated for Lupus.

S4/EP 21 - Identity Crisis

As the hospital starts to undergo a takeover, Andy is told that a patient is wanted for a twenty-five-year-old murder.

S4/EP 22 - Quarantine

A suspected SARS case sparks a quarantine at Rittenhouse.

S5/EP 1 - Positive Results

Lu's budding relationship with Ben is upended when he tests positive for HIV.

S5/EP 2 - Touched by an Idol

A pop star's effort to help a critically ill fan spawns accusations of sexual abuse; a widow demands that her late husband's sperm be frozen in exchange for allowing his organs to be harvested for transplants.

S5/EP 3 - Omissions

The need for a kidney transplant forces a young woman to consider taking an organ from her father, the same man who was sent to prison for raping her mother.

S5/EP 4 - Cape Cancer

A female bodybuilder refuses to allow Lu to perform a C-Section; a romantic weekend leads Andy to uncover a popular beach town's public health crisis.

S5/EP 5 - Fractured

As Lizzy's broken leg puts Andy's ex-husband at odds with her new suitor, an elderly patient's death lands Peter at the center of a murder investigation.

S5/EP 6 - Goodbye Slash Rest in Peace

A terminally ill woman's attitude about her impending death upsets her caretaker sister; Andy suspects that a breast cancer survivor has a body image disorder.

S5/EP 7 - Healing Touch

Andy is accused of failing to treat a racist patient; a patient's tumor is cured by a ten-year-old faith healer.

S5/EP 9 - Prophylactic Measures

Lu's physical exams at a film set uncover an underage porn star; Andy struggles to cope with the aftermath of Milo's death.

S5/EP 10 - Life in the Balance

A drive-by shooting leaves a young woman dependent on her estranged sister, a world champion gymnast, for a liver transplant; Kayla and Andy worry after a resident at the hospital attempts suicide.

S5/EP 11 - Like Cures Like

As Kayla teams up with a handsome neurosurgeon to perform a risky experimental surgery, a rare Avian flu outbreak casts suspicions on the owner of a small poultry business.

S5/EP 14 - Selective Breeding

Andy is tricked into helping a couple produce a male son so that they can inherit a family fortune; Lu proposes a difficult choice in order to treat a ten-year-old patient's psychosis.

S5/EP 15 - Graft

As an outbreak of rabies hits the neighborhood, Lu becomes embroiled in an insider trading investigation while Andy looks for a way to deliver a strong warning about drunk driving to Jesse and her classmates.

S5/EP 16 - Dose of Reality, A

With Lu facing an ethical dilemma over treating a young burn victim, Lizzy's Halloween prank exposes illegal trafficking of body parts in the hospital morgue.

S5/EP 21 - Implants, Transplants, and Cuban Aunts

Helping a pregnant woman leads Lu into the middle of an alien smuggling ring; Andy tries to persuade a beauty pageant contestant to forgo using breast implants.

S6/EP 1 - New Blood

After discovering that her new partner is an old nemesis from early in her medical career, Lu is left to die when a mugger shoots her for the engagement ring she's been given by Jonas.

S6/EP 2 - Feeling No Pain

As Dylan struggles to keep a heroin-addicted patient from using a contaminated drug supply, Lu diagnoses a young patient with a rare genetic disorder that keeps her from feeling any pain.

S6/EP 3 - Clinical Risk

As Dylan gambles on a risky experimental treatment for a new patient's MS, Lu treats a young boy following a police officer's Taser attack.

S6/EP 5 - Dying Inside

As a pair of high school students with Legionnaire's Disease has Dylan baffled, Lu becomes a willing hostage when prison inmates riot over shoddy medical care.

S6/EP 9 - Gunshot Wedding

As Lu's wedding day finally arrives, Dylan and Araya are taken hostage in a deadly courthouse showdown.

S6/EP 10 - Family Practice

After cutting short their honeymoon so Lu can care for some Costa Rican children, Jonas is charged with securities fraud; Kayla suspects a woman of poisoning her young son, while Nick returns to Rittenhouse.

S6/EP 11 - Broken Hearts

As Lu struggles to stand by Jonas, Dylan lobbies to get a Down's Syndrome patient a heart transplant.

S6/EP 12 - It Takes a Clinic

As Dylan works to treat the Governor's seizures, Lu lobbies to save a retarded woman on Death Row.

S6/EP 13 - Agony and Ecstasy

As Lu and Jonas face hard choices after tests indicate that their baby may have a serious genetic defect, a patient at the clinic faces charges of welfare fraud after DNA tests indicate that her children couldn't possibly be hers.

S6/EP 14 - Chief Complaints

As Kayla is drawn into a competition for the chief resident's post, Lu is caught in the middle when a teenaged girl refuses to donate a kidney to save the life of her older sister.

S6/EP 15 - Promising Treatment

To solve a family's financial problems, Lu encourages a woman to sue her mother, whose smoking during pregnancy caused her to be born with cerebral palsy.

S6/EP 17 - Unorthodox Treatment

As Lu explores an unorthodox treatment for a little girl's heart condition, Dylan struggles with a patient who believes her cervical cancer is God's punishment for an extramarital affair.

S6/EP 19 - My Sister, My Doctor, Myself

An unexpected visit reveals a long-ignored truth about Kayla's estranged twin sister, and Dylan tries to preserve a woman's chances of having a baby by transplanting her ovaries into her arm.

S6/EP 20 - Baby Boom!

The treatment of a bank robber's gunshot wounds sparks a hostage crisis when his girlfriend comes looking for him with a bomb strapped to her body.

S6/EP 21 - Dr. Thorton, Hears A Who

During a surprise visit by Araya's grandparents, Dylan and Lu disagree over what to do after a promising new drug for Parkinson's disease begins exhibiting problems.

S6/EP 22 - Special Delivery

As a shooting victim’s deathbed statement places Dylan in danger of a gang reprisal, Jonas’ efforts to help those who lost money in the collapse of his company triggers a series of events that endangers the lives of Lu and their unborn baby.