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an innocuous or inert medication

(Roman Catholic Church) vespers of the office for the dead

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Placebo is Latin for 'I will please' and that's exactly what a dummy pill does.
The studies, one from Britain and the other from Germany, show that the supplements, often derived from plant extracts, are no more effective than dummy pills.
But they found there was no difference in the weight of babies born to mothers who received the treatment compared with a group of 223 women who received a dummy pill.
The estimated cancer rate in women treated with the drug for five years was 8% compared with 12% for those given a dummy pill.
daily of simvastatin, a common statin drug used to prevent heart attack and stroke, and 447 took a daily placebo, or dummy pill.
Other times they were told it was a placebo, a dummy pill, suggesting no benefit.
7) 85 Force discovered by Newton (7) 86 Dummy pill (7) 87 Right away
The Commons Science and Technology Committee said there is no evidence the drugs are any more effective than a placebo - the same as taking a sugar or dummy pill and believing it works.
Overall, they found that taking ARBs was associated with a significantly increased likelihood of a new cancer diagnosis compared with taking a dummy pill or other heart medications (7.
A four-year trial in more than 6,500 men found those who took dutasteride had a 23% lower risk of prostate cancer than those who took a dummy pill.
Sustiva plus Truvada (and a dummy pill, or placebo, that looked just like Epzicom)
The MPs said the treatments were no more effective than placebo - the same as taking a sugar or dummy pill and added that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency should not allow labels on homeopathic medicines to carry medical claims.
A new report yesterday said there is no evidence the drugs are any more effective than placebo, such as taking a sugar or dummy pill and believing it works.
There is no evidence the drugs are any more effective than placebo - the same as taking a sugar or dummy pill and believing it works, they said.
In its report on homeopathy, the committee agreed with the government that evidence shows homeopathy is not efficacious-- meaning it works no better than a placebo, or dummy pill.