Carole…

…speaking through art, poetry and humour…oh and politics too!

P2P FOIA Documents—Part 1

There are most certainly people who don’t want the ME community reading these documents. Well Done to Jeanette Burmeister for her tenacity and intelligence for obtaining these and thank you to her for her hard work fighting for everyone in this battle weary group of very sick people.

I am downloading these as I type…I can imagine them to be VERY interesting reading but perhaps held for a time when my head isn’t already set to explode for other reasons.

Thoughts About M.E.

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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Written by carolecarrick

October 19, 2014 at 6:06 pm

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