Placebo Journal Called it 10 Years Ago – Scrotox!


The article in The Sun goes like this:

But, there’s a new plastic surgery procedure that is on the rise – and it’s altogether more bizarre.

The number of men inquiring about scrotox. – yes, that’s having Botox injected into your scrotum – has doubled in the past year, according to the experts.

The op, which can cost up to £2,800, helps ease sweating, lessens the appearance of wrinkles and makes the scrotum appear larger by helping the muscles relax, the Metro reports.

It is already a staple on the menu at clinics across the US, and with the UK around three years behind the plastic surgery times, experts say they expect to see a surge in interest in the coming years.

Are you kidding me?  We created the BEST ad ever for this 10 years ago!


We were so ahead of the game!


Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “Placebo Journal Called it 10 Years Ago – Scrotox!

  1. Sir Lance-a-lot
    September 23, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Funny as hell, Doug, but the Sun has got to have been played on this one.

    I could almost imagine the details being real, but them actually using the name you created in their article is just one step too far.

    I suspect there will be a retraction.

    Oh, wait, the Sun doesn’t publish those…

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