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Dr David Tuller: Open Letter to Dr Godlee about BMJ’s Ethically Bankrupt Actions (2)


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Trial By Error: Open Letter to Dr Godlee about BMJ’s Ethically Bankrupt Actions (2)
22 NOVEMBER 2019

By David Tuller, DrPH

In July, I sent Dr Fiona Godlee, editorial director of BMJ, a letter signed by 55 experts about her company’s perplexing decision to republish the originally reported–and unreliable–findings from the trial of the Lightning Process. She did not respond. This morning I sent the letter again, with more individual signatories along with dozens of patient and advocacy groups.

Dear Dr Godlee—

We are writing about the correction appended in June [1] to the pediatric study of the Lightning Process conducted by investigators from the University of Bristol and published by Archives of Disease in Childhood in September, 2017. The study appeared under the following title: “Clinical and cost-effectiveness of the Lightning Process in addition to specialist medical care for paediatric chronic fatigue syndrome: randomised controlled trial.” [2]

As Virology Blog documented shortly after publication [3], the investigators recruited,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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