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Phoenix Rising – Cort Johnson does it again!

Monday 15 December 2008

CFS PhoenixOnce again the amazing AmericanCort Johnsonhas put out a snappy and information-packed issue of Phoenix Rising .

You must read this one, especially for his review of the important new Whittemore-Peterson Institute in Nevada, a privately-endowed ME/CFS-focused research centre. (Dr Dan Peterson was in Adelaide in 2007 – great bloke.)

Phoenix Rising: November 2008 – The News Edition

Here’s Cort’s introduction to the November News Edition:


We start off a News Edition of Phoenix Rising with three hot stories

CAA vs CDC - In the hottest story in years at the last CFSAC meeting Kim McCleary of the CFIDS Association of America effectively called for Dr. William C. Reeves to be ousted as head of the CDC CFS research program after a 2-year investigation suggested Dr. Reeves is running a program that is low on accountability and bankrupt of ideas.

The First Approved Drug For ME/CFS? - As Ampligen nears the end of its road at the FDA tensions are surely growing at its manufacturer, Hemispherx Biopharma. This looks like its make it or break it time for the drug. Oddly enough, given all the problems at Hemispherx over the years, they seem strangely confident. Will Ampligen be our first federally approved drug?

The WPI Comes Out of the Closet - Annette Whittemore said the Whittemore-Peterson Neuro-Immune Institute would be different, that they would bring a new focus to this disease. Are they? In this edition we take a close look at their website to see how new of a player this new addition to the research scene really is.

Check it all out in the Nov Edition of Phoenix Rising:


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Phoenix Rising in the news:

14/09/09: The Conference Edition III
22/07/09: A remarkable story of recovery
29/05/09: March 2009 Edition
17/01/09: December 2008 Edition
15/12/08: The News Edition
17/10/08: The Cortisol Edition
15/09/08: Interview with Dr Ken Friedman Part III
10/09/08: Treating Orthostatic Intolerance
25/08/08: Congressional Briefing etc
15/08/08: The Symposium on Viruses in CFS
06/07/08: Interview with Dr Ken Friedman Part II
18/06/08: Nancy Klimas on the Immune System, Treatment and the Future
24/05/08: Interview with Tom Hennessy
08/05/08: The Advocacy Month Part II
25/04/08: Interview with Dr Ken Friedman
16/04/08: February 2008
26/03/08: Interview with Martha Kilcoyne
12/03/08: January 2008
29/01/08: End of year ‘Story Edition’
22/12/07: 2006 Year in Review
27/11/07: Interview with Dr Suzanne Vernon
02/11/07: Interview with Rik Carlson
15/10/07: The Autonomic Nervous System Edition
25/09/07: The CDC Prevalence Definition Edition
07/07/07: First Advocacy Edition
07/06/07: March/April 2007 issue
21/04/07: Special Edition: Pat Fero interview
10/04/07: January/February 2007 issue
08/03/07: Special Edition: IACFS Conference report, part 2
30/01/07: Special Edition: IACFS Conference
19/01/07: January 2007 edition
05/01/07: The IACFS Conference Edition
14/12/06: Special Edition: Dorothy Wall interview
05/12/06: October 2006 newsletter
25/10/06: September 2006 newsletter
04/10/06: August 2006 newsletter
26/07/06: June 2006 newsletter
16/06/06: May 2006 newsletter
02/06/06: March & April 2006 newsletters
28/03/06: January & February 2006 newsletters
04/02/06: December 2005 newsletter
04/01/06: November 2005 newsletter
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