Sunday, November 23, 2014
NIH Categorical Spending -NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting
Headaches get 5x the research funding as ME/CFS. Otitis media (ear infection) gets 3x as much funding. Cancer gets 1000x as much funding as ME/CFS. Even the mild annoyance of hay fever gets twice as much funding as our disabling illness!
The inequalities are horrifying.
We get $5M; MS, which is fairly similar in symptomatology, gets $115M.
If anyone wants to know why you're not taking any medications, not having any improvement, just point them to this chart.