The outcome of a positive Rituximab trial for ME/CFS – possibly, finally, an FDA approved drug, relief for many, acceptance for this disease, increased research funding – would have been spectacular but Dr. Mella reported this week in Norway that the trial failed.


The main objective of the Rituximab trial was not achieved but Rituximab’s role with ME/CFS is not necessarily over.

We won’t exactly how it failed until next year but the failure almost certainly means that Rituximab will not be the next FDA approved drug for ME/CFS.

That doesn’t mean Rituximab’s role in ME/CFS is necessarily over, however, and the Rituximab saga has brought much to the ME/CFS field. Read more about it in a Simmaron Research Foundation sponsored blog:

Norwegian Rituximab Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Trial Fails

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