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That essential morning coffee may be a placebo

Written by | 6 Jul 2023

For many people, the day doesn’t start until their coffee mug is empty. Coffee is often thought to make you feel more alert, so people drink it to… read more.

Opioids no more effective than placebo for acute back and neck pain

Written by | 5 Jul 2023

Opioid pain-relieving medicines are not more effective than a placebo in relieving acute back and neck pain and may even cause harm, according to a world-first trial led… read more.

Placebo added to methadone increases opioid treatment adherence

Written by | 13 Apr 2023

Researchers report that patients who knowingly took a “sugar pill” placebo along with daily methadone treatment achieved significantly higher 90-day adherence to treatment for opioid abuse disorder than… read more.

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