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Here are a few examples in the letter that is in the link below:
– patients have been stigmatised as sociopaths and malingerers who refuse to accept they have a behavioural disorder,
– patients have been denied financial support from private insurers for whom Peter White and his colleagues work,
(for example, he was Chief Medical Officer for the giant re-insurer Swiss Re and was also CMO to Scottish Provident),
-and from the Department for Work and Pensions (where he was lead advisor on “CFS/ME”
-and was a prominent member of the group who re-wrote the chapter on “CFS/ME” in the DWP’s Disability Handbook used by Examining Medical Practitioners,
-by DWP decision-makers and by members of the Appeals Services Tribunals);
-he also works for the US Centres for Disease Control, and for defendants in legal actions (BMC Health Services Research 2003:3:25)
– patients with ME/CFS have been wrongfully sectioned and detained under the Mental Health Act
– clinicians who oppose his views about ME/CFS have been sanctioned by the General Medical Council and prevented from working.”
Unfortunately we have gangsters in our field, and there are more, all you have to do is look around and pay attention!
Thankyou Margaret Williams for another awesome piece of investigation!
“The Other Side Of The Stretcher” (c) 2016
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“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” – Tim Fields
I have received a number of messages from members of the community inquiring about my absence from ME advocacy and about my health. I deeply appreciate the concerns and thoughtfulness. James David Chapman recently tweeted:
I posted a series of tweets in reply to James, which are reproduced below, because the tweets should be read in succession, as each builds on the prior ones. This, obviously, scratches only the surface of the effects on the community of Coyne’s rampage against ME advocates. But I am not well enough to write a blog post fleshing out the topics of my tweets.
I apologize for the incomplete list of those who have been targeted by Coyne, by public or private attacks or threats or by being aggressively blocked on social media. Louise Reed was one of the targets of Coyne’s vicious cyberbullying who is not mentioned below because I didn’t have enough…
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