David Tuller

CDC Removes Reference To Disputed ME/CFS Therapies From Website

David Tuller

  By David Tuller in Undark.   The agency has long recommended two controversial treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome. Earlier this month, it quietly made some changes.   For years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended two controversial treatments for ME/CFS, the illness often known as chronic fatigue syndrome: a program of […]

Getting It Wrong On Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


    By Julie Rehmeyer and David Tuller in The New York Times.   What are some of the treatment regimens that sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome should follow? Many major medical organizations cite two: psychotherapy and a steady increase in exercise. There’s just one problem. The main study that has been cited as proof that […]

Trial By Error, Continued: A Follow-Up Post On FITNET-NHS

David Tuller

  By David Tuller, DrPH in Virology Blog.   David Tuller is academic coordinator of the concurrent masters degree program in public health and journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. Last week’s post on FITNET-NHS and Esther Crawley stirred up a lot of interest. I guess people get upset when researchers cite shoddy “evidence” […]

The PACE Trials: A £6 Million Failure


  From the Slightly Alive Blog by Mary Schweitzer.   There is nothing complicated about the PACE trials – or at least, there should not have been. Patients were selected to participate in a trial of cognitive behaviour therapy targeted to their “inappropriate illness beliefs” and a course of “graded exercise therapy” to get them back […]

Flat Earth And PACE – Both On The Wrong Side Of Science


  By Ella Peregrine in NICE Guidelines Blogspot.   Recently, David Tuller, James Coyne, Vincent Racaniello, and some other non-invested scientists and writers have been looking more carefully into the claims and relative lack of transparency of the UK’s expensive and influential PACE trial. Those interested in the question of data sharing in research have been […]

Trial By Error, Continued: Questions For Dr. White And His PACE Colleagues


  From a Blog by Erica Verrillo in Onward Through the Fog. David Tuller has been relentless in his pursuit of the truth. He has doggedly, insistently, and ceaselessly sought answers from PACE authors about the validity of their results, and about their research methods. The authors of the PACE trial have turned down his […]

PACE Trial’s ‘Sister’ Study Overlooked


  Sasha Nimmo reports on David Tuller’s blog in #MEAction.   In his Virology blog post, David Tuller examines results of ‘sister’ to the PACE trial In 2003, when the United Kingdom (UK) Medical Research Council announced the PACE trial, they also announced the Fatigue Intervention by Nurses Evaluation (FINE) trial. Why haven’t we heard […]

Trial By Error: The Troubling Case of the PACE Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study


  By David Tuller, DrPH David Tuller is academic coordinator of the concurrent masters degree program in public health and journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. A few years ago, Dr. Racaniello let me hijack this space for a long piece about the CDC’s persistent incompetence in its efforts to address the devastating illness […]

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