Is the Placebo Problem at the Heart of Modern Psychedelic Clinical Research?

Perhaps one of the most important psychedelic science articles published in 2021 came when psychopharmacologist Suresh Muthukumaraswamy and colleagues Anna Forsythe and Thomas Lumley called out the big elephant in the room of psychedelic clinical trials. The researchers suggested many modern psychedelic clinical trials may be generating overstated results because the nature of the drugs make it virtually impossible to have an effective placebo group. The article ultimately offered a number of suggestions that could improve the field.

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