Take Two Sugar Pills and Call Me in the Morning: Placebos work, but are they ethical?
Publication Date: January 2008
Publisher(s): Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Author(s): Philip R. Alper
Keywords: Medicine; Health; Placebo
Coverage: United States
Placebos have been used effectively for years, both with and without the patient's knowledge and approval. Is it ethical to prescribe a placebo?