Published Articles

Antidepressant placebo effect remains steady

Trial debunks the myth that response rates are rising
22 October 2016

Open-label placebo works for back pain

Patients who knowingly took it saw a 30% reduction in pain
20 October 2016

Sydney surgeon takes placebo medicine to task

He says GPs should ‘think twice’ before referring patients because too many procedures are unnecessary
08 March 2016

Placebo effect … the blind leading the not so blind

“When blinding performance is not reported, researchers and health professionals have no way of assessing whether the placebo effect may have biased a trial.”
21 November 2014

Placebo better than watchful waiting for cough

Flavoured water can feasibly replace honey as a treatment for infant cough
29 October 2014