Nearly ALL doctors have given patients a placebo for the psychological benefits

Nearly ALL doctors have given patients a placebo – either to keep them happy or reassure them 97% admitted giving placebos that are not proven, such as antibiotics for a viral infection 12% had used ‘pure’ placebos, such as sugar pills, which have no medicinal value at allMost placebos given to reassure patients, or to produce a psychological effect By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 22:58 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:58 GMT, 20 March 2013 Doctors clearly believe placebos can help patients, the research found Nearly all doctors have given their patients placebos, a study has found.