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The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) Committee for Diagnostic Criteria for ME/CFS – Public Information-gathering Session, 27 January 2014, Washington, DC (NB. the IOM was renamed the National Academy of Medicine in 2016) 

The controversial background to the recent tasking of the IOM by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create a new definition of ME/CFS is very ably described in this blog post by Erica Verrillo  Briefly, the process by which this took place appeared excessively rushed and lacking transparency. The ME/CFS patient community has generally speaking been deeply concerned by this for several reasons:

  1. There are already two good case definitions available in the Canadian Consensus Criteria and the International Consensus Criteria, both of…

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