National Institute of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins has said he will move aggressively on chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) – and not to expect small increases in funding either. With the current ME/CFS budget sitting at around $5 million a year Collins talk sounds like a tripling of the budget is a possibility.
All he needs is the money. It looks like he will have it.
For once ME/CFS appears to be enjoying spectacularly good timing. Reports suggest the NIH may get as much as $3 billion in new funding by the time the Omnibus Spending Bill is completed, probably this weekend.
If that happens, the money to significantly expand the ME/CFS program should be available. All Collins has to do it is grab it.
Is a major change on the way? Nothing is done until it’s done but right now the news looks very good for chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Find out more about this surprising turn of events in