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Off topic: Review of the Nocebo Effect on Medical Trials – Aug 2012

Highlights from Beware the Nocebo Effect New York Times Aug 2012

  • reviewed 31 studies,
  • 11 % of people in fibromyalgia trial dropped out because of side effects to placebo
  • 5% migraine or tension drug trials
  • 4 % to 26 %. Statins
  • 44% of lactose intolerant complained when given glucose
  • 44% of those told might have erectile dysfunction, vs only 15% if not told


PDF of the study is attached at the bottom of this page

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1532 Nocebo - 2102.pdf admin 11 Aug, 2012 21:07 515.08 Kb 476
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