No standard for the placebo?

Public release date: 18-Oct-2010 HRR- Requested Repost , in regards to  how to rig double blind cross over placebo drug trial. – “there isn’t anything actually known to be physiologically inert. On top of that, there are no regulations about what goes into placebos –  what is in them is often determined by the makers…

No standard for the placebo? ” placebo ingredients for pills were disclosed in fewer than 10 percent of cases “

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Debra Kain ddkain@ucsd.edu 619-543-6163 University of California – San Diego Much of medicine is based on what is considered the strongest possible evidence: The placebo-controlled trial. A paper published in the October 19 issue of  Annals of Internal Medicine – entitled “What’s In Placebos: Who Knows?” calls into question…

Evolution could explain the placebo effect: Human immune system has developed on-off mechanism to save energy

By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED:11:52 EST, 8  September 2012| UPDATED:11:52 EST, 8 September 2012 Scientists have discovered a possible  evolutionary explanation for the placebo effect with new evidence suggesting the  immune system has an on-off switch to save energy. People who suffer from a weak infection often  recover whether they take a medicinal drug or a…