Dr. Jim Coyne on exaggerating the “power” of placebo, for ScienceBasedMedicine.org: The opioid crisis and growing awareness of the dangers of addiction to painmedication are prompting renewed calls for the use of pill placebos in place of active treatments, backed by familiar claims about the magical powers of the placebo. This is a critique […]
The use of percutaneous chemonucleolysis with radiopaque gelified ethanol may be safe and effective for patients with treatment-resistant chronic radicular leg pain.
Chemonucleolysis With Radiopaque Gelified Ethanol May Be Effective Analgesic for Chronic Radicular Pain
Orginally Published At: Neuropathic Pain
Recently I shared a study on social media (Ghorbanpour et al). It seemed to be an unusually low quality paper, and soon after I posted it I was informed that it was published in a suspected “predatory journal” — a fraudulent journal that will publish anything for pay (literally anything, even gibberish). They are scams, ripping off […]
The “epidemic of bogus health claims online” is basically what inspired me to start PainScience.com back in the early 2000s. It was already clear that there an epidemic was getting started back then. This overview of the problem today is surprisingly skeptically literate for a mainstream media source (the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation): When it comes […]