AHRQ Agrees: GET useless, CBT ineffective

By Mary Dimmock and Jennie Spotila This is a cross-post originally published in Jennie Spotila’s blog, Occupy ME. In response to requests by U.S. patient organizations and advocates, the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued an Addendum to its 2014 ME/CFS evidence review. This Addendum downgrades the conclusions on the effectiveness

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Response to AHRQ's continued support of PACE

On February 3, 2016, a group of patient organizations and advocates (including #MEAction) sent a followup letter to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) further detailing concerns with the 2015 AHRQ Evidence Review and reiterating their request, originally made in November 2015, to reanalyze the conclusions of AHRQ’s Evidence Review in light of

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Petition: Investigate PACE, remove CBT and GET from treatment guidelines

#MEAction has just launched a major new petition to get the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to throw its considerable weight behind calls to The Lancet to have the notorious PACE trial independently re-analysed. The petition also asks the HHS to take immediate steps to protect ME/CFS patients both in the US

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Call for HHS to Investigate PACE

Call for HHS to Investigate PACE Recently, journalist David Tuller, DrPH, published an investigative report outlining serious concerns with the conduct, analyses, and results of U.K.’s £5 million PACE trial for chronic fatigue syndrome. PACE investigated the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET) Since then, other researchers and journalists have

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