AcademyHealth: Ethical quandaries in placebo prescribing

If driven by belief in a positive outcome, the placebo effect would seem to require deceit. After all, if one knows one is taking a sugar pill, why should one think anything good would happen? And yet, at least two studies suggest non-deceiving placebos are possible. I discuss them in my latest AcademyHealth post.

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