The claim was recently made that Placebos are getting more effective. That would be like water getting less wet. It makes no sense. White Coat Underground dismantled that claim (see that post for the original claim) but I mention it here because Slashdot has now picked up the story. So lookout. Oh, Slashdot, it was dumb to pick up this story.
Slashdot’s summary, wirtten by Scuttle Monkey:
Wired is reporting that the well-known “placebo effect” seems to be increasing as time goes on. Fewer and fewer medications are actually making it past drug trials since they are unable to show benefits above and beyond a placebo.
What I find astonishing is that Slashdot readers are normally people who think a bit more before they write.