Web MD, the largest online publisher of news and information regarding health and well-being, has released its “latest news” about ME/CFS in an article based on the discredited PACE trials. It asserts that “British researchers concluded that a form of talk therapy, called cognitive behavior therapy, and graded exercise therapy are among the best treatments for chronic fatigue.”
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Ten organisations so far have joined ME/CFS patient Clark Ellis’s call to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) to release data from the PACE trial but one group has refused. In early February, Mr Ellis asked seven major UK ME/CFS charities to write to ask QMUL to abandon their tribunal appeal against the UK Information
Lancet Psychiatry have published three letters criticising a paper published in the journal on the long-term follow-up results of the PACE trial. A response from the study authors was also published. The paper, published in October, showed little difference in self-rated fatigue and physical function between the four treatment arms and thus no benefit of
Professor James Coyne has provided an update on his request to PLOS One that they enforce their data-sharing policy upon the authors of the PACE trial, who published one of their papers in the journal. Professor Coyne had requested the data from Professor Paul McCrone under PLOS One’s policy. However, Professor McCrone’s administrative institution, King’s
Journalists Julie Rehmeyer and Dr. David Tuller have published an analysis concluding that the PACE trial failed to demonstrate the safety of graded exercise therapy, despite its authors claiming that it was a safe treatment for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Their article, on Virology Blog, concludes that “the PACE researchers’ attempts to prove
Professor James Coyne’s request for the dataset used for a paper about the PACE trial in the journal PLOS ONE was rejected on Friday as “vexatious”. King’s College London (KCL), acting for the PACE authors, wrote to Professor Coyne that they considered that there was “a lack of value or serious purpose to [his] request”,
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.
Professor James Coyne today publicly urged the PACE trial authors and Queen Mary University of London to stop fighting the release of raw data from the study. He used his popular blog in a powerful call to those responsible for withholding the information from the £5 million, taxpayer-funded trial to “let the People’s data go”.
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)