Our Portuguese colleague, Claudia Carvalho, has received remarkable news from the publisher of PAIN (the journal in which her article “Open-label placebo treatment in chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial” appeared in October, 2016. They say that her article was among the top 25 articles accessed online in 2016, with over 1200 full-text article views (an even greater achievement considering that her article came out late in the year). Furthermore, they refer to 170 news stories and 150 other articles that mention the study. To see more metrics click here.
The popular news magazine, CBS Sunday Morning, aired a cover story called “Why do placebos work?” on October 9, 2016. It features Ted Kaptchuk and study participant, Linda Buonanno.
Link to Nature article: “Honest_Fakery“
Link to WSJ article, “Why placebos really work: the latest science”
The New Yorker published a list of the seven most important findings in medical research for 2015 and cited the research of Kathryn Hall et al among them. Read the list here.
Read the article from May, 2015 HERE.
Read this ‘Perspective’ piece by Ted Kaptchuk and Frank Miller.
At a recent conference in Geneva, a group of researchers got together and decided to form an organization with the purpose of bringing together scholars interested in the placebo effect and related phenomena. Thus PiPS’ cousin, SIPS, was born. To learn more and become a member, visit SIPS’ website.
The RWJF-funded Placebo Seminar Series continued on February 11, 2014 with an address by Tanya Luhrmann, Watkins University Professor in the Stanford Anthropology Department. Discussants were: Arthur Kleinman (Anthropology, Psychiatry), Anne Harrington (History of Science), and Ted Kaptchuk (Medicine). View the lecture and discussion in full here.