QOTD: Homeopathy

I love it when ads for medical remedies claim to be “homeopathic.” That way I know straight away they’re no better than placebo.

Steve Parker, M.D.


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2 responses to “QOTD: Homeopathy

  1. LeonRover

    Surely placebo is the “gold standard” treatment?

    With Placebo, one has only the clinician time cost, and no side-effects.

    I suggest that clinicians with a high placebo factor should be able to charge extra for their greater effectiveness.

    I addition, those with a nocebo effect should pay a fine.

  2. Funny stuff, LR!
    Physicians do indeed vary in their powers of placebo and nocebo. And big red pills are always more potent than little white ones.