- 97% of GPs prescribe placebos: A survey of UK GPs found that almost all of them have prescribed placebos. The placebos they prescribed were either pure placebos – treatments containing no active ingredients, e.g. sugar pills; or impure placebos – treatments with active ingredients, but that will not have an effect upon the condition e.g. antibiotics for a viral infection. Sources: Research Summary & Original Paper.
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