Ted Kaptchuk – On The Placebo Effect

Ted Kaptchuk talks to us about the placebo effect.
1. What are placebo studies?
2. Is the placebo effect a social phenomena?
3. Could we use the placebo effect to design better healthcare facilities?
4. Can placebo cure patients, or are they only palliative?
5. Was the use of placebos common in the past?
6. Is it possible to use placebos without deception?