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Placebo: the lie that comes true?
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    Beyond the half-truths about placebos and placebo effects
    • Pekka Louhiala, University lecturer
    • Other Contributors:
      • Raimo Puustinen

    We would like to thank Professor Stewart Justman for his thoughtful paper "Placebo: the lie that comes true", in which he highlights the often neglected deception in research on placebos and points out the potential harms related to half-truths or exaggerated claims about the "power of the placebo" (1). We agree strongly with his conclusion that "it is necessary to root the placebo effect in the attentive practice of me...

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