Placebos Getting More Effective
From this article:
Researchers are finding that the effect of placebos in drug testing trials in increasing. This means that placebos are getting more effective. Oddly enough, it turns out that this is happening more in the U.S.A. than in other countries. Researchers are not sure why but speculate that the drug trials are so big and long in the U.S.A. that they take on more meaning.
I think this can be seen as a positive sign in that it points to our powers of self healing. I doubt that the drug companies see it that way though, because that could mean, less sales.
From the article,
If the placebo effect continues on its current trajectory, American pharmaceutical companies may find it increasingly difficult to get consumers to buy new drugs.
Wouldn’t that be terrible, if people began needing less pain medication?