Carly Maryhew’s Open letter to TEDxBristol regarding Esther Crawley’s “Disrupting Your View of ME” presentation
Calling out another example of TEDx talks falling dreadfully short of their advertised “Only good science.”
Unethical: Why Bristol University SMILE trial should not have been conducted with chronically ill children
If it should have been conducted at all, the first clinical trial of Lightning Process should not have been conducted with chronically ill children. Safety and efficacy had neither been established with adults, nor healthy children.
The providers of Lightning Process in the SMILE trial were not credentialed health professionals and are not bound by ethical codes
Bristol University should start cleaning up its clinical trial registries by publishing two psychosocial intervention studies
A story in the feisty Bristol Cable revealed Bristol University ignores its responsibilities to publish results of clinical trials. A follow up story announced the university’s pledge to remedy the situation. The investigation of hidden data excluded psychosocial intervention trials. But here are two trials for which publication is overdue.
University of Bristol refuses to disclose how much money was paid for quack Lightning Process treatment in clinical trial that remains on published.
Why patients should not enroll in a clinical trial of video gaming treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome
Patients have right to decline to participate in a clinical trial that is scientifically unsound, likely to contribute misinformation to the existing scientific literature, and that has unresolved safety concerns.