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averstar23 asked in HealthMental Health · 1 decade ago

Where can you purchase placebo pills?

I know placebos exist, and should be available without prescription (since they arent medicine). Where can you buy these?

Update:

Let me help... a placebo that LOOKS JUST LIKE WHAT WE WANT TO REPLACE IT WITH. Consider if a friend is addicted to painkillers, you swap out the painkillers with a placebo that looks exactly like the real ones. Pills have identifying markers all over them, so you can't "go to Rite Aid" and buy one. I think the real answer is talk to the manufacturer of the original pill. Thats the line of my question - is there a retail/wholesale place to purchase legitimate placebo pills, such as for research.

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  • Grumpy
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    placebo r-us

    Yours: Grumpy

  • ?
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Sugar Pill Placebo

  • ?
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Placebo Pills For Sale

  • 1 decade ago

    You can purchase them. The problem is they are not exact. For example a drug company like viagra was doing a drug study. They made study drug. It was in coded bottles. They all looked like viagra. They just did not have the code that viagra that patients get from their doctor (non-study) viagra. The drug was coded by the manufacturer and looked like the tablet without the imprint because it was the study supply. It had codes on the bottle and only the company knew which bottle contained active or placebo. This was only available tru studies. Pharmacies used to dispense placebos regularly, but it is now considered unethical. There is not a placebo out for every drug. You could not get a matching drug inless your friend was in a study. Your friend would sign consent to be in a study and the consent would state that he or she would be taking active or placebo.

    There are capsules of placebo capsules that one can purchase. I think they are only available to places that conduct drug studies and have liscences with the dea. Places are really stict and things are not that obvious as it would sound. Even large quantities of empty capsules require a dea narcotic liscence because there are so many illegeal activities with meth going on. Just because you want something does not mean you can get it. Just because you want to purchase something does not mean you can and there may be legal implications to you messing with your friend and medication. If you want to help your friend you can encourage them to go to seek addiction help or contact their doctor and tell them their is a problem. Just do not mess with the friend and the medication.

    PS are you authorized in tapering a person off addictive medication? Do you know what to do it the person goes into withdrawl? You do not want to cause your friend's death. Leave this to the professionals and get help.

    PSS

    If you give the person some vitamin or other supplement these people are mentioning you can hurt your friend in a different way. You are playing with fire. Please do not mess with this situation. You can hurt someone. You can go to jail. What is it you want. Can you call the cops on this person instead? At least you will not kill your friend with your ignorance.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    purchase placebo pills

  • Fluffy
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I wouldn't worry because even if you did manage to replace the painkillers with a perfect looking placebo it wouldn't work.

    Addictions to medications are physical and chemical. It may also be psychological but the bottom line is the person will know.

    It is in their mind that they think they "need" the tablets but they need them because they like the affect it has on their body, or they need to re-create it. (addiction)

    They might think the tablet is a dud and could take a lot more than they first intended which could lead to disaster.

    As in they will most likely go and get a new pack of pills and take more until they get their buzz, or numbness or whatever the pills do for them.

  • 6 years ago

    You can purchase them at your local supermarket. They come in a dispenser labelled, "Tic-tacs". They come in several flavours.

    @Pastor Chad - Strangely, no. Even though you know they are placebos, they still have an effect. The human mind is a weird place.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Find the cheapest homeopathic stuff you can - don't worry, they are just sugar pills. It is highly illegal for them to put any active ingredients in them.

    They don't even have to be for the right condition, just pick something close and cheap.

    Beware! Homeopathists have corporate bosses who want money above all else, they will overcharge severely. And I mean SEVERELY.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Wait, I thought Placebo was a band. I guess thats why they talk about drugs, and medicatioin and all that....anyway...no clue.

  • 5 years ago

    Yes

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