More placebo use promoted in Germany

Kupferschmidt, Kai
July 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/12/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 10, pE633
Academic Journal
The article reports on the promotion of more usage of the placebo in Germany. It mentions that the German Medical Association has spent years to asses the scientific literature of placebos. It offers ethics recommend for placebo treatment in clinical practice, including the benefits which the patient could attain in a specific condition, and whether the recommendation of its usage could be made without deception and be consistent with informed consent.


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