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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Do placebos have side effects? Yes. Its called the "nocebo" effect. When patients are given a placebo and told what the side effects of the drug are, they tend to report those side effects. Which may increase the incidence of side effects for these drugs overall. Once you start with the idea that certain things may be happening when you take a pill, all too often those instances manifest themselves. Perhaps more blind trials are in order?

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