Australian GPs admit prescribing 'active placebos' — real drugs that won't help | ABC News

Australian GPs admit prescribing 'active placebos' — real drugs that won't help | ABC News
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A new survey of Australian GPs reveals 77 per cent have given patients a treatment they knew wouldn’t directly combat their illness, including water-based injections and unnecessary antibiotics.

While that rate might seem high, doctors say in many cases placebo treatments can – and do – make patients feel better.

Medical reporter Sophie Scott has more.

Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/australian-gps-doctors-admit-prescribing-placebo-drugs/11746128

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