THUNK – 154. The Ethics of Placebo-Controlled Trials

“Good” medical trials are placebo-controlled, but when might it be immoral to even perform such an experiment?

-Links for the Curious-

The Ethics of Placebo-controlled Trials: Methodological Justifications (Millum & Grady, 2013) _

The ethics of the placebo in clinical practice (Lichtenberg et al, 2002) –

The ethics of using placebo in randomised controlled trials: a case study of a Plasmodium vivax antirelapse trial –

“The Morality of A/B Testing” –

“What really helps the poor?” –

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