12/19/2011 02:11 pm ET | Updated Feb 18, 2012

Is It Unethical For Doctors To Prescribe Placebos To Patients?

You might wonder, lately, if placebos can confer genuine health benefits to some people with illness. If you're reviewing a serious publication like the New England Journal of Medicine, you could be persuaded by results of a recent article on giving placebos to asthma patients in a randomized clinical trial.

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