Tag: The Placebo Problem

Premier Voices #4: The Placebo Problem Part 2 With Michael Kuss

Measuring, interpreting, and mitigating placebo response is a persistent and growing challenge in analgesia clinical trials. In the conclusion of our Premier Voices podcast series on the placebo problem, Paul Mirek, Marketing Manager, and Michael Kuss, BS, Vice President, Analgesia Product Development, examine experimental trial designs, inclusion and exclusion criteria, and other approaches to managing the...

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The Placebo Problem, Part 15: Ethical Considerations

This is the fifteenth and final installment of our look at the increasingly high placebo response that is plaguing clinical trials in analgesia and psychiatry. Read the rest of the posts in the series here. As our Placebo Problem series draws to a close, we conclude by taking a brief look at three ethical issues...

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The Placebo Problem, Part 14: A Brief History of the Placebo

This is the fourteenth installment of our look at the increasingly high placebo response that is plaguing clinical trials in analgesia and psychiatry. Read the rest of the posts in the series here. The term “placebo” first took hold in an unlikely place: funerals. Placebo, Latin for “I shall please” first came into use in...

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The Placebo Problem, Part 13: The Pediatric Placebo Response

This is the thirteenth installment of our look at the increasingly high placebo response that is plaguing clinical trials in analgesia and psychiatry. Read the rest of the posts in the series here. Until now, our Placebo Problem series has focused exclusively on the placebo response in adults. Today we turn to another population: kids....

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

The Placebo Problem, Part 12: The Nocebo Response

This is the twelfth installment of our look at the increasingly high placebo response that is plaguing clinical trials in analgesia and psychiatry. Catch up on the rest of the posts in the series here. After focusing exclusively on the placebo effect in this series, today we’re going to take a quick detour, turning to...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

The Placebo Problem, Part 11: Trial-Independent Placebo Contributors

This is the eleventh installment of our look at the increasingly high placebo response that is plaguing clinical trials in analgesia and psychiatry. Read the rest of the posts in the series here. As we discussed last week, there are so many trial-related details that can influence the magnitude of the placebo response. But there...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

The Placebo Problem, Part 10: The Devil’s in the Details

This is the tenth installment of our look at the increasingly high placebo response that is plaguing clinical trials in analgesia and psychiatry. Catch up on the other posts in the series here. Over the last two weeks we’ve discussed several specific strategies to reduce the placebo response. One effort that is becoming increasingly popular...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

The Placebo Problem, Part 9: Training Achieves Smaller Placebo Responses

This is the ninth installment of our look at the increasingly high placebo response that is plaguing clinical trials in analgesia and psychiatry. View the other posts in the series here. Our last post reviewed several potential strategies to reduce the placebo effect, focusing on excluding high placebo responders and alternative trial designs. Today, we’ll...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

The Placebo Problem, Part 8: Finding Another Way

This is the eighth installment of our look at the increasingly high placebo response that is plaguing clinical trials in analgesia and psychiatry. Catch up on the rest of the series here. We’re now just over halfway through our Placebo Problem series. So far, we’ve examined the details of the rising placebo response, the mechanisms...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

The Placebo Problem, Part 7: Drug-Placebo Interactions

Our seventh installment of The Placebo Problem continues our look at the increasingly high placebo response that is plaguing clinical trials in analgesia and psychiatry. Check out the other posts here. The placebo response is broad. It goes far beyond the effects of merely consuming a sugar pill; it is the patient’s response to the...