Talk:False placebo

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Is anyone actually using this term? And how widespread it is?--ZooGuard (talk) 18:15, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

google only gets me "false placebo effect" - something thought to be a placebo effect but is actually not. Or something. Nothing about the sense that it's used in here. SophieWilder 18:40, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
SkepDic uses "false placebo", the Science-Based Medicine blog says "placebo effects".--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 18:46, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
And do they really define it as "a non-placebo factor that appears to cause an improvement of a disease"? Such a definition would cover all kinds of treatments like antibiotics & chemotherapy. WēāŝēīōīďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 23:39, 18 September 2015 (UTC)