Parkinson's Patients Perform Better When They Think They're Taking Expensive Drugs (They're Not)

January 28, 2015 10:22 PM

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Parkinson's Patients Perform Better When They Think They're Taking Expensive Drugs (They're Not)

Expensive drugs matter, according to a new study published in the journal Neurology.

Twelve patients with Parkinson’s disease received two shots of the same drug treatment, where the second shot was given after the first wore off. Patients were told the shots were similar in effectiveness but not cost: one shot cost $100 per dose, while the other cost $1,500. In reality, each shot w...

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