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The strange powers of placebo effect – TheProfessorFunk


“Placebo effect” is often dismissed as just a fake pill, yet most fancy expensive drug trials often struggle to show that medicines are better than placebo – even when half the unfavourable data is kept out of sight. In North … Continue reading

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The Drugs Don’t Work – Ben Goldacre


From the guardian, a lengthy extract from a new book by Ben Goldacre, published today in the UK. Goldacre is one of the growing number of Doctors who have woken from the pharma/doubleblind/”evidence” -induced hypnosis that has taken hold of … Continue reading

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