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NHS to combat GP appointment shortages by introducing placebo doctors

helps enormously if they're handsome with a hint of authorityThousands of non-medical practitioners set to relieve the pressure on over-worked GPs.

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Posted: Apr 30th, 2014
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Revolutionary new placebo drug aimed at hypochondriac market

The composition of the latest wonder drug Amalingera is a tightly kept secret, but industry insiders say it’s a carefully-proportioned combination of sugar and food colouring, marketed in a packet covered in impressive-looking medical jargon.

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Posted: Jun 3rd, 2013
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New strain of ME develops resistance to placebos

Doctors warned today that made-up disease M.E. – also known as ‘yuppy flu’ – is developing resistance to all known placebos.

‘It’s really worrying’, said a leading clinician. ‘M.E. isn’t actually an illness, of course, but it still takes up a lot of GP time, especially in middle-class areas and university towns.

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Posted: Mar 28th, 2013
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Jeremy Hunt to open world’s first placebo hospital

works for him, every timeBritain’s first hospital built entirely on the power of suggestion is to open next week as a cost-effective solution to the rising price of healthcare.

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Posted: Oct 25th, 2012
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