American Chemical Society: Cough medicines no better than placebos

Posted by | January 6, 2017 12:46 | Filed under: Planet

There are questions about whether cough medicines are any good.

In a new video posted on the American Chemical Society’s Reactions YouTube site (“Does Cough Medicine Really Work?”), chemists argue that there is no conclusive evidence that cough medicine is effective. The group of researchers came to this conclusion after examining a number of systematic reviews that compared data from numerous studies.

Here the overall take from the American Chemical Society’s Reaction team:

“There’s very little evidence that cough syrup is effective at treating coughs. And carefully performed clinical trials show that these medications are generally no better than a placebo.” 

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2 responses to American Chemical Society: Cough medicines no better than placebos

  1. Mensa Member January 6th, 2017 at 21:16

    I doubt this story.

    I’ll swear that dextromethorphan works for me, depending on the cause of the cough. Codeine works, too, but not many countries allow that anymore.

  2. bpollen January 7th, 2017 at 04:15

    For drinkers, I would suggest Amaretto straight outta the freezer.

    But cough syrup works with me. Placebos? Well, I like the band, but I don’t find sugar pills to a palliative for any freaking thing.

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