Petition: UNSW must not ignore evidence-based science

“Australia shouldn’t be funding research into totally inappropriate exercise regimes or therapy, these remedies are actually counter-productive and dangerous”.

Senator Scott Ludlam

ME Australia

By Sasha Nimmo

Australia’s University of New South Wales (UNSW) is trialling an education module for health professionals. The trial module treats chronic fatigue syndrome patients with graded exercise therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy (GET/CBT), despite the evidence showing these therapies have no benefit and may cause permanent harm.

If you object to this trial, sign the petition or write to the University’s President and Vice Chancellor urgently. The petition will be submitted to the UNSW Vice Chancellor, the Mason Foundation and the Minister for Health in 10 days, along with a letter explaining why they University should not be conducting research based on the PACE trial.

An Australian patient asked for the PACE trial data and the analysis of it revealed neither CBT nor GET significantly increase recovery rates at 52-week follow-up.

It poses an international risk, as UNSW plan to “disseminate the treatment to other centers nationally and internationally”, according to information…

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