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"Your Brain on Medical Politics" - 2008 presentation by B. Golomb

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Ren, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. Ren

    Ren Primum Non Nocere

    Potemkin Village
    Subject: Beatrice Golomb / "Medical Politics" presentation / paper - CFS as CMI

    (Elsewhere, Ecoclimber recommended a Research Advisory Committe (RAC) report. Then... )

    (A.) To rest my eyes, I searched youtube for RAC listening material, and thus noticed a presentation by Beatrice Golomb (an RAC member): "Your Brain on Medical Politics", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFtt-W3LROY

    Also here (with other presenters - should they be of interest): http://thesciencenetwork.org/programs/beyond-belief-candles-in-the-dark/beatrice-golomb

    The audio is sketchy; Dr. Golomb delivers a lot of info lightening fast; And the references in the slides aren't clear - BUT she discusses the *multiple levels* of conflict-of-interest which affect research.

    The presentation is largely in regard to pharma, but I thought it might also contribute to this community's (the ME community's) understanding of research validity and ethics - or lack thereof, more specifically.

    (B.) I also noticed CFS on Dr. Golomb's CV*: http://cnl.salk.edu/~bgolomb/

    *Note (1): "Are chronic fatigue syndrome, Gulf War illness, and autism spectrum disorder on a spectrum? Commonalities and mechanisms, including increased prevalence of autoantibodies", 8th International Congress on Autoimmunity. www.kenes.com/Autoimmunity (pending), Granada, Spain. May11, 2012

    Note (2): I believe the following Golomb paper has been discussed elsewhere on PR, and I've only read the abstract but wanted to just call attention to CFS defined as a CMI.

    "Overlapping chronic multisymptom illnesses (CMI) include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, and Gulf War illness (GWI), and subsets of autism spectrum disorder (ASD)...


    Edit update: Noticed another reference to CFS as a CMI. This time from 2010, and again from the VA. I searched regulations.gov for "chronic fatigue".

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