A Radical Hypothesis: Give Patients Drugs They Know Don’t Work


In this interview forĀ Vox, Ted Kaptchuk discusses his research on the effectiveness of giving open-label placebos – sugar pills that the doctors admit are sugar pills – to patients with chronic conditions including irritable bowel syndrome and lower back pain.

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