I mentioned elsewhere that this isn’t the first time The Lancet has published erroneous information and refused to retract it. I had a chance to do a quick search and found the issue is actually much larger than I realized. I only mentioned the issue I was personally aware of since it affects me, the publishing of a falsified study which proclaims that Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) were proven to be effective treatments for Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME/CFS). In fact, the research which was part of what is referred to as the PACE trails did NOT show ANY patients improving and contrarily most worsened with GET. The findings of the PACE trial were published in The Lancet and have been the basis of the ONLY recommended and approved treatment for patients with ME/CFS worldwide. Researching the illness on government websites, Wiki, in medical textbooks, an in general turns up this misinformation which is severely detrimental to patients. This has prevented any research dollars being allocated towards the illness which is actually terminal in some patients, let alone any research for hundreds of millions of patients who have been desperate for help and a cure for decades. There are so few specialists and most physicians are so grossly misinformed that they treat the condition as though it is a mental condition. I don’t think I have to explain to most of you how poorly people are treated who are thought to have any sort of mental condition, especially when physicians are convinced that the patient is causing the debilitating symptoms themselves. I did a quick search this morning on Google as I was sure there must be other controversies associated with The Lancet if the two of these existed. Sure enough, there are a whole string of them which have been going on for decades. Furthermore, it seems that they have previously stated they would publish a retraction but failed to do so. I will continue to hope for your sake as well as the sake of everyone who could be affected by their cavalier attitude and inability to see people as human beings that they do indeed at least print the one tiny little retraction. However, I’m not holding my breath.