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Prescribing Placebos May Be Considered Ethical Cebocap, a capsule available only by prescription, may be a wonder drug. The ingredients in Cebocap can be remarkably effective in relieving a wide range of health problems, with few serious side effects. Yet, Cebocap is not as widely prescribed as it could be. Surprisingly, many people would be upset to learn that their doctor prescribed them with Cebocap. Cebocap is a placebo pill made by Forest Pharmaceuticals, the same company that manufactures the antidepressants Celexa® and Lexapro®.
Placebo effects are a tribute to the ability of humans to heal themselves, and practitioners can enlist this ability to help patients become healthier (Ezekiel & Miller, 2001; Walach & Jonas, 2004). Therefore, the placebo effect can be a positive factor in medical and behavioral therapies, as it was for Sylvester Colligan, whose knee improved as a result of sham surgery. Research and the Placebo The therapeutic properties of the placebo may be a plus for treatment, but its effects present problems in evaluating treatment effectiveness.
European Americans also have educational advantages: 86% receive high school diplomas, compared with only 81% of African Americans and 59% of Hispanic Americans. These socioeconomic disadvantages translate into health disadvantages (Crimmins, Ki Kim, Alley, Karlamangla, & Seeman, 2007; Smith & Bradshaw, 2006). That is, poverty and low educational level both relate to health problems and lower life expectancy. Thus, some of the ethnic differences in health are due to socioeconomic differences. Access to health insurance and medical care are not the only factors that make poverty a health risk.