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Chronic Lyme European PLEASE Trial—You know it’s spin when treatment “success” is called “failure”?

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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

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