I guess NIH never thought a patient would beat them in a #FOIA lawsuit!
They tend to not follow the law and respond to these requests!
Jeannette Burmeister has done an awesome job! Not easy for a patient do this amount of work!
We must congratulate here again for a job well done!
Earlier in the year, I filed a FOIA request with HHS for documents relating to the ME/CFS P2P. Although I received some fairly unremarkable and some heavily redacted documents a while ago, I received the vast majority of documents, which also happen to be more interesting, only recently. In fact, those documents were sent to me within days of my winning my FOIA lawsuit relating to the IOM. Quite a coincidence, wouldn’t you say?
Once again, HHS violated FOIA by failing to make the required determination within the statutory 20 business days. In fact, they took more than 8 months! I could have brought a lawsuit based on that violation alone. I did not. However, I have now filed an administrative appeal with HHS challenging the adequacy of the document search and production.
In the meantime, I will make the documents produced to me available on my blog (as my health permits; I…
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