The nocebo effect in the context of statin intolerance.

  title={The nocebo effect in the context of statin intolerance.},
  author={Jonathan A. Tobert and C. Benjamin Newman},
  journal={Journal of clinical lipidology},
  volume={10 4},
The nocebo effect, the inverse of the placebo effect, is a well-established phenomenon that is under-appreciated in cardiovascular medicine. It refers to adverse events, usually purely subjective, that result from expectations of harm from a drug, placebo, other therapeutic intervention or a nonmedical situation. These expectations can be driven by many factors including the informed consent form in a clinical trial, warnings about adverse effects communicated by clinicians when prescribing a… CONTINUE READING
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