PowerBalance was forced to announce in Australia that there’s no proof its magical wristbands work. These bands contain holograms, yes, frickin’ holograms, that are “designed to optimize your natural energy flow.” Did we really need an announcement? Apparently, because the bands are selling well and have been showing up on celebrities’ wrists. And you know they only use products when they are effective and reasonably-priced. [More]
The New York Times says that half of doctors responding to a nationwide survey admitted to routinely prescribing placebos.
According to a survey by the University of Chicago, 48% of doctors said “they have given at least one treatment when there was no evidence it would work.”