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Episode 2

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 25 August 2008

Ben Goldacre investigates the latest research on the placebo effect.

Our beliefs and expectations about treatments can have a dramatic effect on our health. Ben asks if modern medicine is making the most of this strange phenomenon and also considers the ethical implications.


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