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Dr Ben Goldacre - The Placebo effect

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016558

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Background

I don't agree with Ben about the lying, giving a placebo is not lying or deceiving it is a form of treatment that works by belief, but the video is helpful nevertheless.

A description of the experience

The placebo effect - NHS choices

Ben Goldacre, doctor and author of Bad Science, explains what the placebo effect is and describes its role in medical research and in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Observation contributed by: John Bryant