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May 18, 2015

#1526: Placebo Blocker

Placebo Blocker

[[Two figures, one is monologuing]]

Figure: Some reasearchers(hall et al, doi: 10.1015

molmed 2015 02 009) are starting to figure out the mechanism behind the placebo effect.

We’ve used their work to create a new drug: a placebo effect blocker.

Now we just need to run a trial! We’ll get two groups, give them both placebos, then give one the real placebo blocker, and the other a… wait…

[[A panel where nothing is said]]

Audience: My head hurts.

Figure: Mine too. Here, want a sugar pill?