Jeff Mogil explains the placebo effect in Vox

Read a recent article in Vox in which Jeffrey Mogil explains  that “the placebo response is growing bigger over time,” but only in the US.  This effect helps explain why fewer and fewer new pain drugs were getting through double-blind placebo control trials, the gold standard for testing a drug’s effectiveness.

Read more about this discovery in Vox:

The weird power of the placebo effect, explained | Yes, the placebo effect is all in your mind. And it’s real.

Read the original research article in the Journal Pain:

Tuttle AH, Tohyama S, Ramsay T, Kimmelman J, Schweinhardt P, Bennett GJ, Mogil JS. Increasing placebo responses over time in U.S. clinical trials of neuropathic pain. Pain. 2015 Dec;156(12):2616-26. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000333. Review.