Shirley S. Wang reports on the increasing clinical use of placebos for the Wall Street Journal: Say “placebo effect” and most people think of the boost they may get from a sugar…
Ben Goldacre is exasperated. He’s not exactly angry — that would be much less fun to read — except in certain circumstances. He is irked, vexed, bugged, ticked off at the sometimes inadvertent (because of stupidity) but more often deliberate deceptions perpetrated in the name of science. And he wants you, the reader, to share his feelings.
He explains to New Scientist some of his favorite peeves: