Opinionated Science

Episode 5: The Placebo Effect: Phantom Surgery, Alternative Medicine and the Big Bad Nocebo

May 22, 2020

In this episode, the Technology Networks team investigate the placebo effect. Why have placebo treatments become more effective at treating patients in the last few decades (but only in the USA) and what do powerful placebos mean for clinical trials? 

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The Power of the Placebo Effect

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Placebo Surgery Trial

The Magnitude of Nocebo Effects in Pain

Placebo Effect Grows in U.S., Thwarting Development of Painkillers