NIH Director Francis Collins Talks Up Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Again

Discussion in 'ME/CFS and FM News' started by Cort, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. Cort

    Cort Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising Staff Member

    We've never had a bully pulpit like this. Yes, we need more money above all but talking is taking action as well. Changing hearts and minds is important. NIH director Francis Collins and NINDS director Walter Koroshetz are helping to dispel false ideas and create a new understanding of ME/CFS as a serious and significant disorder with their public statements.

    Last year Collins used one of blog posts as a NIH director to emphasize that ME/CFS is a serious and underserved disease.
    Dr. Koroshetz highlighted NINDS work on ME/CFS during a top level meeting at the NIH.

    Medscape Interview

    This time in an interview on what's going on the NIH at the Medscape website, Medscape led, not with cancer or cancer - which Collins talked about - but with ME/CFS. (Medscape apparently decided that ME/CFS was the hot topic). From the article:

    Medscape gets it wrong with this quote. Collins is clearly saying that something is really going on here and he must have said "unfair". It's big mistake by Medscape but the intent of Collins statement is clear: people going from a full life to being bedridden is pretty darn dramatic....

    Check the full interview out here. (You may have to register with Medscape).
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2018
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