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IOM Conflict of Interest Policies

After my post on the basic process of an Institute of Medicine study, I received a number of questions in the comments and on Phoenix Rising about the definition of “conflict of interest” as distinguished from “bias.” I reached out … Continue reading

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Mental Illness Meme

When it comes to press coverage of CFS and XMRV, there is a pervasive mental illness meme that must be addressed. It goes something like this: XMRV/viruses do not cause ME/CFS. Therefore, it could be a mental illness. Patients strongly … Continue reading

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