Studies have shown the efficacy of placebos in clinical practice, but the ethical issues are less well defined. To answer the question: is the placebo effect ethical, we evaluate the placebo effect alongside the four ethical principles of medicine
Almost everyone knows something about the placebo effect, but here are 20 facts you probably haven't heard before.
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