PACE Trial Gets Most Devastating Critique Yet

Cort Johnson

 

By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.

 

The PACE trial may, in the end, be about more than an injustice done to the chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) community. It may become, if the latest devastating criticism of it takes hold, exhibit number one in the medical community of how not to do a clinical trial.

It also presents a challenge to the orthodoxy of the medical profession. To think that a bunch of sick patients and a journalist working without pay could bring down an $8 million dollar study and embarrass one of the most respected medical journals in the world. It shouldn’t happen but with the latest critique emanating from a statistician one wonders how much time the PACE trial and Lancet have left.

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