Is honesty the best policy when giving placebos to patients?

Surveys of physicians in recent years have found that doctors frequently recommend placebo treatments to mollify patients and describe them in deceptive ways, despite ethical guidelines urging them to steer clear of those practices.

Now questions are being raised about whether it may be OK for physicians deceptively to use placebos in certain situations and what should count as a placebo.

My latest. Read the whole shebang.