Tagged: placebo effect

Why do people choose expensive branded drugs over cheap generics? - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 21, 2015

Leslie Hallam, Lancaster University The Australian federal court has accused Reckitt Benckiser of misleading consumers. The UK-based company has been marketing products in their Nurofen range for specific types of pain. The truth is, they all contain the same active ingredient: an analgesic drug called ibuprofen. Ibuprofen can’t be targeted at any specific pains. No real … Read More

Amber Teething Beads: A Follow-Up - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Apr 02, 2012

Over the week or so I expect the page views for my amber teething necklace post to top 20,000 over the two blogs. Interest in the article has just kept increasing over the last year or so of it being up, as opposed to the majority of my posts which slip into internet obscurity within [&hellip … Read More

Sci-fi interlude: The Twelve Colonies of Kobol (plus a little Goldacre) - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jan 27, 2011

Inspired by fellow Sciblogger Michael Edmond’s recent post on science fiction, I present something very much in that rein.  Universe.  Star system.  Something… BSG: seriously scintillating sci-fi I’ve been a lifelong lover of all things science fiction.  My early reading included much Asimov and C. Clarke, and the offerings of … Read More