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Director Collins responds to 55 Congressional Representatives’ Letter of Concern

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Recently, #MEAction in conjunction with other advocacy organizations and many individual advocates have also successfully lobbied Congressional members to achieve: Favorable language to ME in the FY 2016 House appropriations report; Congressional tweets of support for the #MillionsMissing Day of Action on Sept. 27, 2016, which called attention to the millions ...

No more ‘should’: the aim to stop punishing myself for having ME

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Have you ever noticed how so many of us beat ourselves up for having this chronic illness, almost as if it is invisible even to us, even as we feel the pain and exhaustion? While we feel the need to not give up and keep a hold of all we ...


Increasing Efficacy of the CDC’s ME/CFS Educational Program

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INTRODUCTION The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is revising and creating new educational materials for its Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) educational program. The hope is that this fourth try at producing ME/CFS educational materials will result in equality of care for ME/CFS patients and they will, for the first time, ...
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US: #MillionsMissing Protest Demands

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Overview Ahead of the May 2016 #MillionsMissing protests, members of the US protest steering committee drafted a set of demands to the US government relating to research and medical treatment for ME. After the protest, we solicited broader community feedback via an online survey, which was completed by 191 respondents. The survey ...

The PACE Trial Fiasco

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This study is the worst kind of science, and noticing flaws does not mean we are sociopaths or psychopaths. Neither does it mean we're close-minded members of a group that's only interested in our own views ...

Patients’ reanalysis sinks PACE’s “recovery” claims

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Patients and statisticians have used the recently released data from the PACE trial to show that cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise therapy did not help patients in the study to recover. Alem Matthees, an Australian patient who obtained the data after a two-year battle over his Freedom of Information request, ...

Sign the UK and Global Petition: It’s time to stop GET trials for ME/CFS

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After months of hard work from #MEAction, #MEAction Network UK, and many others including advocates, government officials, lawyers, and PACE experts, a group of concerned global citizens have crafted a petition to the UK government to stop graded exercise therapy trials in ME/CFS.  If this petition reaches 10,000 signatures from ...

QMUL releases the PACE data

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Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has released the PACE data to a patient who requested it under the Freedom of Information Act, as ordered by a recent tribunal, on the last possible day to lodge an appeal against the court’s order. The move follows the publication three days previously of ...