Gerada was on the BBC Today programme this morning (Radio), and happened to mention she had also prescribed a placebo for 'fatigue'. The other doctor (a long time GP) claimed she had never prescribed a placebo feeling to do so was deceptive. There is I think something to be said about any medicine (even active ones) being at least in part placebo, but I think the focus here might be whether or not 'therapies' relating to CFS/ME as well as prescribed treatments (drugs), off-label and speculative, as well as supplements and unapproved treatments - are more placebo than not. How can you really tell? Anyway. It was an interesting mini-debate on the Radio and I think Gerada performed poorly. The interviewer kept laughing. I mean. Medicine in this day and age prescribing (knowingly) a placebo - well, it just sucks.