When we hear about new (or old) placebo articles, videos, or any other type of placebo information, we like to post them here. Again, we have no medical opinion concerning placebo or the placebo effect. We leave that up to the scientists, doctors and you. Our mission is to observe and report. You decide.
Here’s an article about mathematics from ScienceNews.org
Interesting thoughts about the placebo effect from a technology conference.
Here’s a link to some great placebo articles from Google. Take a look.
Must read – Recent peer reviewed study about the placebo effect – when subjects knew they were taking a placebo.
Must read – Here’s a great article about how how peer reviewed studies come about with the help of your tax money. In this case it was well spent in our opinion. This one concerns the ethical use of placebo in clinical practice. Here’s the peer reviewed results of the study.
An absolutely excellent! article from our friends at the Boston Globe. We are proud to be the first and only pharmaceutical grade Placebo Brand in the USA. Please contact us for all your placebo needs.
Startled by the power of placebos, doctors consider how to use them as real treatment
(William Duke for The Boston Globe)
By Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow
May 9, 2010
In a health care industry fueled by ever newer and more dazzling cures, this phenomenon is usually seen as background noise, or even as something of an annoyance. For drug companies, the placebo effect can pose an obstacle to profits–if their medications fail to outperform placebos in clinical trials, they won’t get approved by the FDA. Patients who benefit from placebos might understandably wonder if the healing isn’t somehow false, too.
But as evidence of the effect’s power mounts, members of the medical community are increasingly asking an intriguing question: if the placebo effect can help patients, shouldn’t we start putting it to work? In certain ways, placebos are ideal drugs: they typically have no side effects and are essentially free. And in recent years, research has confirmed that they can bring about genuine improvements in a number of conditions. An active conversation is now under way in leading medical journals, as bioethicists and researchers explore how to give people the real benefits of pretend treatment.
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