This section will document items of interest in the world of ME/CFS, both nationally and internationally. Please click on a link to browse the relevant data.
PACE Trial Retraction Petition
The PACE trial was a large scale five year trial funded by the UK government, which found that cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET) were more effective treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) than specialist medical care (SMC) alone, when each was added to SMC, and more effective than adaptive pacing therapy (APT) when added to SMC.
This Petition by MEAction – see their launch video HERE - calls upon The Lancet to retract the claim made in its February 2011 editorial that 30% of patients were said to have recovered on the PACE trial and retract from that paper all analyses and statements in relation to the “normal ranges” for fatigue and physical function.