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Placebo Effect Has Risen Among Americans, Making Drug Development More Difficult

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  • A placebo is an inert substance that has no effect on your body. In medical research, placebos are used as controls against which the effects of drugs are measured
  • In US trials, people’s response to placebos has gotten significantly stronger over time, which is making it more difficult to develop new painkillers
  • Previous research has noted that the placebo response appears to be increasing in trials involving antidepressants and antipsychotics. Here, the placebo effect is rising across the world

By Dr. Mercola

By definition, a placebo is an inert substance that has no effect on your body. In medical research, placebos (such as sugar pills) are used as controls against which the effects of drugs are measured.


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