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and Quality (AHRQ) further detailing concerns with the 2015 AHRQ Evidence Review and reiterating their request, originally made in November 2015, to reanalyze the conclusions of AHRQ’s Evidence Review in light of
Geocentrism and PACE – both on the wrong side of science Thank you to Ella Peregrine for kindly allowing us to republish her facebook post on #MEAction Recently, David Tuller, James Coyne, Vincent Racaniello, and some other non-invested scientists and writers have been looking more carefully into the claims and relative lack of transparency of the
I’ve been inspired to write by Lucibee’s recent blogpost about the PACE trial (https://lucibee.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/my-thoughts-about-the-pace-trial/), She raises an important point about how patients can sometimes be received for reporting any sort of improvement from CBT or GET.
NIH has now removed its Medline/ National Library of Medicine (NLM) article promoting CBT and GET for ME/CFS treatment. It was taken down just DAYS after we began filing complaints. I received a response from NLM explaining that they “removed the article since it did not provide a balanced view on the topic.” Although the
Medline Plus, NIH’s web site for patients, just published an article from health news distributor Healthday, based on the recent, discredited U.K. PACE study. The new article states that “cognitive behavioral therapy and graded exercise therapy are among the best available treatments for extended relief” of ME/CFS. Fortunately, if you want to file a complaint about this article, it’s super easy.
Journalist and public health expert David Tuller completed yesterday the publication of his highly critical investigation into the UK’s £5 million PACE trial, on the well known Virology Blog (see Parts 1 and 2, Part 3 and Part 4). The PACE trial was a non-blind study of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET)