KEEP PACE OUT OF WEBMD AND HEALTHDAY!

Remy

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From MEAction...please note that their website is acting a bit weird but they are working to fix it.

http://www.meaction.net/2016/04/15/keep-pace-out-of-webmd-and-healthday/

KEEP PACE OUT OF WEBMD AND HEALTHDAY



Web MD, the largest online publisher of information on health and well-being, has released an article on ME/CFS based on the discredited PACE trials.

The source of this information is an identical story in HealthDay which asserts that “British researchers concluded that a form of talk therapy, called cognitive behavior therapy, and graded exercise therapy, are among the best treatments for chronic fatigue.”

The original article, Chronic Fatigue Therapies Provide Some With Long-Term Relief, appeared in HealthDay. In both pieces, WebMD and HealthDay attribute their findings to the PACE study and to co-author Michael Sharpewho is quoted extensively throughout. Additionally, HealthDay features a short video from March, 2016 promoting PACE therapies. At the video’s finish, the narrator issues a short disclaimer, stating that there is “no evidence that… [these therapies] work for CFS.”

Since there is no proof to support PACE claims, why are they being cited as evidence? Last year, with the help of the ME community, we successfully campaigned to remove the NIH’s MedLine Plus article and again, we need your help.

Fortunately, if you would like to lodge a complaint to these two organizations, it’s very easy.

For Web MD:

  1. Copy this URL to post later in the designated box: http://www.webmd.com/chronic-fatigu...-therapies-provide-some-with-long-term-relief
  2. Continue to http://www.webmd.com/magazine/contact-us
  3. Click on “Letter to the Editor” and then fill out the form.
For HealthDay:

  1. Go to http://www.healthday.com
  2. Click on “Contact us.”
  3. Complete the form.
Here is a sample letter for WebMD. Copy and paste, or use as a template and alter it as you like:

I strongly request you rescind your new article, “Chronic Fatigue Therapies Provide Some With Relief.” This article is based on a flawed British study that has been discredited by journalist David Tuller and criticized by dozens of ME/CFS experts including Dr. Ron Davis of Stanford and Dr. David Kaufman at the Open Medicine Institute. In addition, numerous leading scientists around the world have urged The Lancet to retract this irresponsible and potentially harmful study. Because I know you value your readership and their well-being, I am confident that you will agree to promptly remove this article from your website. Thank you.

Here is a second letter for HealthDay that mentions both the article and the video:

I strongly request you rescind both your article “Chronic Fatigue Therapies Provide Some With Long-Term Relief” and your video from March 31, 2016 entitled, “An Update on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.” Both the article and the video are based on the flawed PACE study that has been discredited by journalist David Tuller and criticized by dozens of ME/CFS experts including Dr. Ron Davis of Stanford and Dr. David Kaufman od the Open Medicine Institute. In addition, numerous leading scientists around the world have urged The Lancet to retract this irresponsible and potentially harmful study. Just last year, a similar article promoting PACE therapies appeared in HealthDay and it was withdrawn. Because I know you value your readership and their well-being, I am confident that you will agree to promptly remove this article from your website. Thank you.



Thank you for helping to correct erroneous information about ME!
 

Who Me?

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I just did both. It's bad enough when some health blogger writes something about how exercise and a good diet helps us but when WebMD does it?
 

GG

Well-Known Member
From MEAction...please note that their website is acting a bit weird but they are working to fix it.

http://www.meaction.net/2016/04/15/keep-pace-out-of-webmd-and-healthday/

KEEP PACE OUT OF WEBMD AND HEALTHDAY

For HealthDay:


  1. Go to http://www.healthday.com
  2. Click on “Contact us.”
  3. Complete the form.
Here is a second letter for HealthDay that mentions both the article and the video:

I strongly request you rescind both your article “Chronic Fatigue Therapies Provide Some With Long-Term Relief” and your video from March 31, 2016 entitled, “An Update on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.” Both the article and the video are based on the flawed PACE study that has been discredited by journalist David Tuller and criticized by dozens of ME/CFS experts including Dr. Ron Davis of Stanford and Dr. David Kaufman od the Open Medicine Institute. In addition, numerous leading scientists around the world have urged The Lancet to retract this irresponsible and potentially harmful study. Just last year, a similar article promoting PACE therapies appeared in HealthDay and it was withdrawn. Because I know you value your readership and their well-being, I am confident that you will agree to promptly remove this article from your website. Thank you.

Thank you for helping to correct erroneous information about ME!
WebMD has been contacted, but the Contact us on 2nd part seems like the wrong link, or will it work as well?:

"Put HealthDay to Work for You
To see how our health news licensing and syndication services and products can benefit your business or organization contact us."

GG
 

Who Me?

Well-Known Member
Click the link then the top one is letter to the editor. There it asks for the URL which is posted above.
 

GG

Well-Known Member
Click the link then the top one is letter to the editor. There it asks for the URL which is posted above.
You mean, the Top left of the Page. click on "About Us" That's what I did this time.

GG
 

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