There are plenty of medical studies out there. They are taking a look at pills used in weight loss, weight gain, acid re-flux, etc……and foams for hair care products, and liquid medications. The one thing they all seem to have in common, is the fact that they compare themselves to placebos. Yes that is right, there are all better than the sugar pill. Wow…I am frickin’ amazed. What are we going to tell Mary Poppins. I guess she was kind of right a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Although it does not make a viable replacement for the real thing. At least not according to the afore-mentioned studies. I feel one of the greatest things about this country are the general principles it was founded on. Principles that have given us rights. Competition is one of those rights. That is why the people love their sports. That is why companies advertise, and do what they can to motivate the public to their place of business. So what has happened within the medical community that they feel compelled to use placebos in their comparisons? When did this become a good idea? Is it some sort of inner sanctum code not to try and out do the other openly? Or…are they afraid they will not be as good as they thought? Is the idea of competing not going over too well? This was actually all brought about by a commercial I heard on the radio for a Rogaine foam. It worked better than the placebo. What was that whipped cream?? Hey I have an idea the next time you get a Migraine, restless leg syndrome, or acid reflux, or you simply can’t sleep, take two sugar pills and call me next month.
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