By David Tuller, DrPH
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The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, or NICE, is planning to release a draft of its revised guidance for ME/CFS on November 10th. That will be followed by a six-week public comment period, which is expected to see a flood of responses from all sides. The final version is scheduled to be published in the first part of 2021.
The 2007 guidance for CFS/ME, concocted by a committee over-weighted with members and supporters of the biopsychosocial ideological brigades, recommended cognitive behavior and graded exercise therapy as the best treatments. When the bogus PACE results were published in 2011, they appeared to bolster the 2007 recommendations. Three years ago, NICE reversed its initial decision to leave the guidance as is after an outpouring of negative public comment. Now the revision process is coming to fruition.
I have no inside information, but I’m going to make a couple of guesses about the draft guidance.
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