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TheScientificWorldJOURNAL
Volume 1 (2000), Pages 12-12
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2000.9
Commentary

Placebo Effect

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Abstract

Nature and Science ran completely different news line-ups this week. But their lead stories agreed on one thing: patients matter. Nature led with a story about a group of patients who will share in a patent after giving blood and tissue samples to scientists. Science chose to lead with the controversial World Medical Association decision to recommend restricting the use of placebos in certain clinical trials.