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    Placebo – Obecalp – A New Way to Treat Patients

    By Mark Schauss | July 2, 2008

    Coming soon to a store near you will be a cherry flavored placebo for children. According to the New York Times and reviews by Dr. Martin Stein, the placebo Obecalp will be available to give to kids (Obecalp spelled backwards is placebo). Turns out that 10-20% of children with ADHD react positively to placebos so this may be worth a try. The only problem I see is that the cherry flavor may be synthetic and may increase the ADHD behavior in some kids.

    I wonder how much research was done in the use of the flavor and colorings in the placebo. My guess is that they did no studies on this issue. Why should they as big pharma never looks into the effect of additives on behavior? That might show that food colorings and additives are causes of ADHD and that the drugs they use are worthless.

    Topics: Drugs, Health, Opinion, Neurological Disorders, brain nutrition | No Comments »