A note on our February straw poll that asks about volunteering for a Rituximab clinical trial

This month’s website question is asking whether people would be willing to take part in a clinical trial involving Rituximab – a drug which has been shown to be of significant benefit in ME/CFS in a small clinical trial carried out in Norway.

Please note that we are seeking YOUR OPINIONS only.

* The MEA is NOT looking for volunteers to take part in a clinical trial at this point.

* The MEA is NOT collecting names of people who might be willing to take part in a future trial.

If volunteers are required we will make a further website announcement.

Although we have made it clear that the MEA Ramsay Research Fund is very happy to consider funding a high quality clinical trial, and some preliminary discussions have taken place, no applications have been received.

Dr Shepherd has been in contact with researchers who have experience in using this drug in non-malignant conditions. We have obtained some very helpful preliminary advice regarding the way in which a UK trial should be set up – if we can find a suitable clinical group that wants to carry out a clinical trial.

Updated information on Rituximab and the Norwegian clinical trial can be found by clicking on the ‘Quick Link’ immediately to the right of this news item.

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