Maybe the placebo effect isn't real?
Incredibly, the placebo effect is (mostly) not real.— Jonatan Pallesen (@jonatanpallesen) August 21, 2023
It is a result of statistical confusion. Whenever you have a group with extreme values, they tend to exhibit regression to the mean. Eg. on average, sick people tend to become more healthy over time.
Thus if you give one… https://t.co/1s0qddGgk4 pic.twitter.com/8AOqGbyGtl
A more compelling explanation than any other I've heard to date.