By Martin Williams in The Herald.
A key parliamentary debate has been secured by a Glasgow MP over a controversial medical trial which patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) say makes them even more ill.
The £5m medical trial part-funded by the Department of Work and Pensions led to a scientific row with it being condemned as “deeply flawed” and a “textbook example of a poorly done trial”.
There has been criticism over the trial claims that the estimated 250,000 ME sufferers in Britain could be helped to recovery by simple lifestyle intervention including graded exercise therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy.
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