The printed letters in today’s edition of the New York Times address the piece on fibromyalgia on Monday.
For me personally, the letter from Benjamin Natelson, director of the Pain and
My favorite paragraph:
Would that it were true that fibromyalgia patients “obsess over aches that other people simply tolerate”; in truth, they suffer from pain other people can scarcely imagine. To imply, as the article does, that doctors who advocate on behalf of these patients are somehow “in the pocket” of the pharmaceutical industry is to betray a stunning degree of cynicism, and of callow disregard for the real lives and deep suffering of millions of human beings.
Read all of them here.
UPDATE: Karen Lee Richards wrote me and about the New York Times. See post here.