Sally Satel writes,

About one in two American doctors say they prescribe placebos to their patients, and more than two-thirds believe it permissible to do so, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health.

Nortin Hadler believes that some of the ailments for which placebos are often prescribed are in fact not real ailments.

Robin Hanson would also not be shocked to see faith-based medicine being practiced.