FDA Bans Placebos

Funny story written by Zack Matheson

Monday, 1 October 2007

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The Food and Drug Administration shocked the medical community today by announcing the banning of placebos in medical testing.

FDA Spokesman Roger Overland stated the placebos were being taken off the market because nobody at the FDA could figure out what the placebos did in the first place.

"People are being prescribed placebos at an alarming rate," Overland told a group of journalists. "But they (the placebos) don't seem to improving people's health, or doing anything at all for that matter. Until someone can show me concrete proof that the placebos are doing anything for all those people, they're going to be taken off the market."

The American Medical Association (AMA) were all out on the golf course and could not be reached for comment.

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