ANA Highlights The Placebo Effect


What does the word Placebo mean to you? Randomized, placebo controlled clinical trials have been the mainstay of clinical science for decades. Physicians, and medical researchers may assume that they understand the underlying concepts of a placebo controlled trial, but automatically assuming that rigorous research equates to placebo controlled trials is inaccurate. In this ANA Highlights, we will talk about placebos, what we can learn from them, as well as situations where alternative study designs should be considered. Watch this 20-minute video to learn more.

Guest: Dr. Erin Longbrake, Yale University
Interviewer/Producer: Dr. Rohini Samudralwar, University of Pennsylvania