Category: Complementary/Alternative

Jan 14

Placebos for irritable bowel syndrome

Kaptchuk TJ, et al. Placebos without deception: a randomized controlled trial in irritable bowel syndrome. PLoS ONE 2010; 5(12): e15591
The positive results widely reported for placebo pills in consenting patients with irritable bowel syndrome are likely invalid due to serious methodological limitations in the study.