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Mission Accomplished! (????) Feds Terminate The Federal Advisory Committee On Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

Wednesday 12 September 2018


From Health Rising:


Good bye
Without an explanation or warning the DHHS
abruptly terminated CFSAC: the federal
advisory ommittee for ME/CFS.

Mission Accomplished! (????) Feds Terminate the Federal Advisory Committee on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

By Cort Johnson
September 9, 2018

"An important voice has been silenced" – Dr. Lucinda Bateman

Without any warning the NIH, in a letter sent to current Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) members, told them their services were no longer needed. The 15-year experiment that was CFSAC – a panel of ME/CFS experts brought together to advise the federal government on ME/CFS – was abruptly over. No explanation given. See ya! Bye-bye!

The Chair of the Committee, Faith Newton, told Jennie Spotila that the notice came out of the blue: “I had no idea that this [charter expiration] was even a possibility or under consideration.” Unbeknownst to the members and the ME/CFS community, the destruction of the panel had been in the works for months.


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