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Independent Investigation Reveals NICE Approved Treatment Only A Fraction As Effective As Experts Claim It Is

Saturday 1 October 2016

 

From HealthInsightUK:

 

HealthInsightUK
 

Independent investigation reveals NICE approved treatment only a fraction as effective as experts claim it is.

By Jerome Burne
26 September 2016
Copyright © 2016 — HealthInsightUK. All Rights Reserved.

Would any doctor continue to prescribe a drug which they had been told would benefit 20 per cent of patients with a specific illness, once the truth was revealed to be around 7 per cent, only one percent better than no treatment at all? You’d have to hope not and that concerned and angry doctors would then shout loudly that they had been lied to and that patients had endured years of pointless treatment.

Something like this has just been discovered about the official treatment for a condition that affects an estimated 150,000 people in the UK. Many are bedridden or on disability allowance and refusing to follow this NICE-approved treatment, can lead to a withdrawal of benefits.

The condition is Myalgic Encephalitis (ME) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and the discovery that exercise plus psychotherapy are effectively useless was the result of a remarkable and very unexpected legal victory last month. It’s potentially a grave embarrassment for several senior psychiatrists and the Lancet, a respected medical journal.

 

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