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Government-Funded ME/CFS Trial 'One Of Greatest Medical Scandals Of 21st Century'

Thursday 1 March 2018

 

From the UK's ME Association:

 

Carol Monaghan, MP
Carol Monaghan, MP, who led the
PACE Trial debate today in Westminster.
 

Government-funded ME/CFS trial ‘one of greatest medical scandals of 21st century’ | 20 February 2018

20 February 2018
© ME Association 2018

A controversial medical trial part-funded by the Department of Work of Pensions will emerge as “one of the greatest medical scandals of the 21st century” an MP today claimed.

A trial which claimed exercise helped the estimated 250,000 sufferers of the devastating illness, M.E., (myalgic encephalomyelitis) to recover was deliberately flawed to “remove people from long-term benefits and reduce the welfare bill”, a parliamentary debate heard.

Manifesting as unrelenting fatigue and profound pain, the condition, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, has no known cure and is made worse by exertion.

Sufferers are often confined to their beds, unable to walk, and need help even to shower – an action that could then lay them low for hours, days, weeks or longer.

 

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