Harmful sugar pills?

JEREMY HOWICK | December 11, 2018

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Research published today in Trials explores the negative effects that can be caused by participants being administered placebos in clinical trials, finding that half of the people taking placebos reported side effects from the trial intervention. Here talk about these findings is Dr. Jeremy Howick, lead author of the study.

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