Thursday, January 27, 2011

Professor Peter White: PACE Trial was needed because there is NO evidence to support CBT/GET in ME/CFS

by XMRV Global Action on Thursday, January 27, 2011:

"In other words, on the one hand Professor Peter White was strongly promoting CBT/GET in his submissions to NICE because he asserted that there was sufficient evidence of their efficacy for their implementation across the nation,

yet on the other hand he has received millions of pounds of tax payers’ money to carry out the PACE Trial because there was NOT sufficient evidence of the efficacy of the same interventions.

This can only mean that since August 2007 NICE has been promoting interventions and subjecting sick people throughout the nation to a regime for which insufficient evidence exists, a situation that raises yet more legal issues and ramifications,

since the correct option for NICE pending the outcome of the PACE Trial was to have recommended the use of CBT and GET “only in research”,

not to have issued recommendations for widespread clinical use when evidence of efficacy for those interventions was insufficient at the time the Guideline was published.

This raises the issue of exactly why the Guideline Development Group was so determined to implement nationwide CBT and GET on an insufficient evidence-base."

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