Invest in ME Research

Science, Politics. ....... and ME

It is important to understand the politics of ME and how the ‘establishment’ in most countries reacts to calls for support - financial & otherwise. Former MP/Dean of Biology at UEA, Dr Ian Gibson, will expand his 2006 Inquiry and provide the real story of how politics affects patients’ treatment.

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It ran from 5:37 PM, 28 October 2015 to 5:37 PM, 28 October 2015

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ME patients are often not in a position to be heard and misconceptions/ignorance about the disease is compounded by a prejudiced denial of ME - as an ‘aberrant belief’ rather than a devastating physical disease. Dr Gibson led a 2006 Inquiry into ME yet still the media/public are unaware of the suffering that continues due to vested interests affecting policies in healthcare,academia,media. The book will definitively explain the influence of politics affects healthcare –and ultimately ME patients


The book will interview scientists, researchers, politicians, journalists, patients, carers and others and produce a definitive and authoritative body of research to expose the machinations and bias that pervades establishment organisations and, subsequently, carries down to affect the lives of patients, carers and whole families. Travelling through USA and Europe local interviews will be carried out with those who know the stories behind the politics and those affected by them.

  • Things don't have to be the way they are - we can change things

    — Dr Ian Gibson

  • Things don't have to be the way they are - we can change things

    — Dr Ian Gibson