Chronic Lyme European PLEASE Trial—You know it’s spin when treatment “success” is called “failure”?
March 30th, 2016
Today a widely anticipated clinical trial on chronic Lyme disease from Europe called PLEASE was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The press has given the trial a twenty trumpet salute with a MedPage headline reading “Long-Term Antibiotics Fail Again in Lyme Disease–Focus on Lyme and antibiotics for persistent symptoms called unhelpful.” Here’s the thing—the findings of the study actually support retreatment. What gives? … read on