The Lancet has rejected a letter criticising the PACE trial that it invited from a large group of scientists. This decision was made after its editor discussed the matter with the study’s authors. Professor Vincent Racaniello, who led the letter, described the behaviour of Dr. Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet, as “unprofessional”. Racaniello, with
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have issued a statement in response to Tuesday’s tribunal ruling that they must release anonymised PACE trial data to a patient who requested it under the Freedom of Information Act. The data would allow the calculation of main outcome and recovery figures using analyses that were specified in PACE’s
Today, August 8th, is Severe ME day. Today is a day of remembrance, when we think of those whom we have lost to ME. Severe ME Day is August 8th because that was Sophia Mirza‘s birthday. Her death in 2003 was one of the first in which cause of death was listed as myalgic encephalomyelitis.
Ryan Prior first made waves with his article in USA Today about his experience with ME/CFS that was shared over 2,000 times. He spoke of, as a junior in high school, falling so ill he could no longer attend classes. “I saw about 20 different doctors that year from every specialty you can imagine,” he
Wednesday, August 3rd, 7pm Mountain – Free Livestream. Lucinda Bateman MD, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Bateman Horne Center, will present methods used at the BHC to partner with patients and help them achieve the best possible function and symptom reduction.
This Sunday at 4pm ET, US organizers for the September #MillionsMissing protests will be meeting together to plan, mobilize, and connect with other protesters. Those who have volunteered to lead a city protest are highly encouraged to attend; those just wanting to learn more about the protests are also very welcome. If this is the
Last October, I released the short documentary The Last Great Medical Cover Up to a widely receptive audience. Now, I am looking to alter and expand the film in time to promote Round 2 of the groundbreaking #MillionsMissing movement. And I need your help to make this new and improved version a reality. Individuals living
when we feel down, or angry, or frustrated or powerless, let’s refocus a little of our precious energy to move our community forward towards better research, understanding and treatment. Let’s collate all the best resources from our community — the studies, the blogs, the articles, the doctors, the researchers, the patient groups, the healthcare and political situation in each country!
Dr. David Tuller has provided an overview and update of his work criticizing the PACE trial in a podcast interview with Professor Vincent Racaniello on This Week in Virology (TWiV). Dr. Tuller, of University of California, Berkeley, published a series of damning critiques of the study on Professor Racaniello’s Virology Blog, starting with a lengthy article
Forgotten Plague, a documentary that a journalist at The Huffington Post called “a must-see documentary” is now available through ordering a DVD or streaming through Amazon Prime. Much of the documentary’s quest is to educate people on ME/CFS, especially those in the medical and health fields. Getting the film in front of those who need