Tag Archives: FOIA

CDC Hilarity

Over the years, I have filed many FOIA requests, and I have learned that it can take a long time to get a response. But CDC takes the cake. In my experience, all the agencies meet the statutory requirement of … Continue reading

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The Government Attitude Needed

Government/advocate interactions frequently happen on a public stage, where everyone is rightly careful about what they say. Sometimes, though, we can get access to behind the scenes communication. In emails that the authors probably believed would remain private, we can … Continue reading

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Contradictions And Unanswered Questions

The P2P process is winding down, with the final report scheduled to be published on June 16th. The public comment saga has not been resolved, and the truth of what happened is buried in typical bureaucratic responses. As I have … Continue reading

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Running in the Background

Sometimes, there’s no real news to report because things are running in the background. If you are a Mac user, then you are probably familiar with the beach ball of death. It just spins and spins while you wait for … Continue reading

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P2P Mistrial

Yesterday, the following notice appeared on the P2P ME/CFS website in a red box: Important Notice: The ODP recently discovered that one set of public comments was not forwarded to the panel for consideration. Because the ODP is committed to … Continue reading

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Did P2P Receive Your Comments?

The P2P report is scheduled to be published on April 14, 2015, but new information may call the legitimacy of the report into question. Based on NIH’s response to my FOIA request, I believe it is possible that the Office … Continue reading

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P2P and Dr. Francis Collins

On January 3, 2014, just three days before the P2P Working Group meeting, a troubling series of emails was exchanged among NIH leadership. These emails show confusion at the leadership level about the ME/CFS P2P and IOM efforts, and a … Continue reading

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Not So FOIA

The problems ME/CFS advocates are having with Freedom of Information Requests are swiftly acquiring epic proportions. Jeannette Burmeister filed a lawsuit this year to compel release of documents for one of her FOIA requests. Patricia Carter has also filed FOIA … Continue reading

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