Wednesday, December 31, 2008

NIH Research statistics show fundamental inequality


Disease/Disorder......Funding........# Afflicted.....Research/Patient

Parkinson's...........$215,100,000...1,000,000.........$215.10

Alzheimer's..........$644,000,000...4,000,000.........$161.00

Multiple Sclerosis..$83,900,000......340,000.........$246.76

Cancer.............$5,558,800,000....8,544,000.........$650.61

Muscular Dystrophy.$25,400,000.....150,000........$169.33

Autism..................$70,500,000....1,000,000.........$70.50

Totals...............$6,597,700,000...15,034,000.......$438.85





And in last place by so many lengths we're not even in the same race, CFS, which in its best year got $12 per patient, and many years gets only $1 per patient.



CFS has many symptoms in common with MS, and has three times as many patients, so why do they get 100x as much research money per patient?



Certainly not because those diseases are worse. Nancy Klimas, M.D., at the 11/3/06 CDC Press Conference, said:
"there's evidence that the patients with this illness experience a level of disability that's equal to that of patients with late-stage AIDS, patients undergoing chemotherapy, patients with multiple sclerosis. And that has certainly given it a level of credibility that should be easily understood by people's friends and families, and certainly, by us, the health care providers."



3 comments:

Lannie in the Lymelight said...

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Lannie

CFS Facts said...

Feel free to repost -- I did!

ness said...

Thanks a lot I've put this on my facebook page too.