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'Good morning, here's your placebo, I mean medicine... well, I'm fired.'
"I'm just going to hook you up to the machine, so it will look like we're doing something for you."
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'As it turned out, I was in the group that received nothing but a placebo the whole time.'
'It was a placebo surgery. I cut him open and just stitched him back up. I guarantee his phantom chest pains will be gone.'
'I'm part of a double-blind study to see how weight loss supplements help people lose weight. I'm guessing I received the sugar pill placebos.'
"I'm not really a doctor. I'm a placebo."
'Well, I guess we're the control group.'
'Hmm...better go with these.'
'Our trials show that the new drug performs no better than placebo.'
'The brand name is $57.50 and the generic is $32, but I can give you the placebo for only $14.95'
'Turns out the placebo did have side effects. Wings.'
'This is only a placebo, but trust me, it works!'
'We'll just mill around till he's asleep, and then send him back up. This operation is actually for a placebo effect.'
'Some people get a placebo meal - inferior, less nutritious ingredients.'
Drugs - 'Placebos' and 'Ex-strength placebos'.
'This is a 'placebo' line. It serves no purpose but it makes us feel good.'
Placebonex: 'Make sure to take it every day, otherwise the effect wears off.'
'This doesn't look good. I'm afraid you've developed an immunity to placebos.'
"With this medication, you may find your voice getting richer and more powerful, but don't worry. It's just a placido effect."
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"I told you I was sick! The doc says I'm a full blown hypochondriac....and he gave me a new wonder drug called a placebo!"
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'Actually, I'm a placebo psychiatrist.'
'Half the diabetics were given the new drug and responded well. The other half got a placebo and went into shock.'
"Do a double-blind test. Give the new drug to rich patients and a placebo to the poor. No sense getting their hopes up. They couldn't afford it even if it works."
"The drug has, however, proved more effective than traditional psychoanalysis."
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"I'm going to prescribe a generic placebo."