An Open Letter to Doctor Richard Horton and The Lancet.

It’s really is time for accountability ..

Utting-Wolff Spouts

Hi all,

In case anyone in the ME community hasn’t seen it, this is an excellent letter from several leading academics including Professor Ronald Davis (Stanford) and Professor Jonathan Edwards (UCL) to The Lancet, dissecting PACE and requesting a re-analysis of trial data by independent assessors. Given The Lancet’s history as a cheerleader for the PACE study, we don’t hold out high expectations for a change in attitude from that journal or its editor Dr Richard Horton, but we can but hope.

As has been mentioned by ourselves and many others over the past few few years, PACE is staggeringly bad science and in our opinion is a stain on the British scientific community, the sooner it is dead and buried the better. Historically, it has been difficult for members of the ME community to critique any study promoted by the Wessely school of psychogenic conjecturists, as however qualified those…

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