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Dr David Tuller: My Letter to Two More Mahana GI Advisors


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Trial By Error: My Letter to Two More Mahana GI Advisors

11 FEBRUARY 2020

By David Tuller, DrPH

I’ll soon post a blog on why I’m spending so much time on this IBS issue when I’m supposed to be focused on ME (or CFS, ME/CFS, CFS/ME, or whatever term is being used to refer to this illness or cluster of related illnesses). In the meantime, here’s a copy of the letter I sent this morning to two more of Mahana Therapeutics gastroenterology advisors, after the one I sent to a UCSF guy last week. (I received an auto-response, which informed me that the doctor was currently out of town.)

This time I wrote to Dr Peter Lu and Dr Carlo di Lorenzo. Both are well-regarded gastroenterologists at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Mahana has more than a dozen gastroenterology and psychology advisors. I guess that means it is likely I will send additional letters while I continue to wait for answers.

Subject line: Mahana Therapeutics unwarranted claims about web-based CBT for IBS

Dear Dr Lu and Dr Di Lorenzo–

I am a senior fellow in public health and journalism at UC Berkeley’s Center for Global Public Health, which is part of the School of Public Health. I write frequently about research on illnesses in the category of so-called “medically unexplained symptoms.” Much of my work appears on Virology Blog, a science site hosted by Vincent Racaniello, a professor of microbiology at Columbia. (I have cc’d Dr Racaniello on this e-mail.).........................
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