Tag: placebo therapy

SAMSON Pins Most Muscle Pain With Statins on the Nocebo Effect

A novel randomized trial taking on a vexing issue around one of the world’s most commonly prescribed medications has concluded that frequently intolerable statin side...

Doubts About Stroma-Targeting Agents in Pancreatic Cancer

Adding pegvorhyaluronidase alfa (PEGPH20) to treatment with nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine (AG) did not improve survival in adults with previously untreated metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma in...

Experts Call for Immediate Suspension of ECT, Others Push Back

Experts are calling for the immediate suspension of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for major depression. A new review by investigators led by John Read, PhD, University...

Cariprazine Trumps Risperidone for Negative Schizophrenia Symptoms

The antipsychotic cariprazine (Reagila) is not only more effective than risperidone in treating patients with schizophrenia and persistent negative symptoms (PNS), it is also safe...

Remdesivir Shortens COVID-19 Time to Recovery in Published Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Much-anticipated results from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’...

Icosapent Ethyl Cuts Revascularization: Latest From REDUCE-IT

A new analysis from the REDUCE-IT trial has shown that the high-strength eicosapentaenoic acid product icosapent ethyl (Vascepa, Amarin) reduced the number of revascularization procedures...

Five-Year Siponimod Data Support Early MS Treatment

Among patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) who received siponimod or placebo during a double-blind trial and entered an open-label extension, those who received...

More Hydroxychloroquine Data From France

I agree with this argument when it comes to patients presenting with risk factors or who are starting to develop pneumonia. But I don’t...