Resources - Quest Newsletter

February/March 1995 – No. 10

• U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention CFS booklet information

• Doctor help section

• Addition to board of directors of the National ME/FM Action Network

• Inter-group communications

• Newsletters, books, videos etc.

• Judge sets Fibromyalgia back in time

• National Lawyers' Roster addition

• Report on Disability Tax Credit eligibility

• Ocular Survey update

• Request for doctor information for dissemination of ME/CFS and FM literature

• Update on MAY 12 acceptance by governments

April/May 1995 – No. 11

• The National ME/FM Action Network and the individual support groups collaborate on a National Petition to be presented in the House of Commons for recognition of May 12

• National ME/FM Action Network intervening in Alberta court case

• Ontario Health Minister announces financial help for drug costs

• Inter-group communications

• Newsletter/books, videos etc.

• Available reports from National ME/FM Action Network for individuals

• Personals

• U.S. Federal Drug Administration delays IND status of "CFS drops" therapy

• Benefits of cold-water bathing

• Additions to board of directors, doctors and lawyers' rosters

June/July 1995 – No. 12

• Petition to the House of Commons Update

• Report on National ME/FM Action Network intervention in court case and other legal issues

• Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits new entitlements

• Doctor column

• U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's statement on people ill with ME/CFS in the U.S.

• Inter-group communications

• Newsletters, books, videos etc.

• Ontario announces new drug plan for expensive drugs

• New Jersey CFS Center requests patients for research

• Addition to National Doctors' Roster

• Personals

• Financial Statement report of the National ME/FM Action Network

August 1995 – No. 13

• Petition to the House of Commons Update

• National Health & Welfare Minister urges the National ME/FM Action Network to contact researchers on grant applications

• British Columbia Teachers Federation reaches unanimous decision to grant disability benefits to teacher

• Alberta Court of Appeal dismisses request for Intervenor Status by the National ME/FM Action Network

• Ontario medical doctor on carpet with College of Physicians & Surgeons

• Newsletters, books, videos etc.

• Nova Scotia Nurses Union claims victory on environmental illness and the Workmen's Compensation Board

• Inter-group communications

• National Lawyers Roster addition

October/November 1995 – No. 14

• Health Canada announces approval for grants to National Voluntary Health Organizations for 1995-1996 and National ME/FM Action Network gets grant

• Petition to the House of Commons Update

• Communication with Ontario Government

• National ME/FM Action Network begins talks with Revenue Canada on difficulties with obtaining Disability Tax Credit

• National ME/FM Action Network begins communications with Canadian Laboratory Center for Disease Control on ME/CFS and FM

• Motor Vehicle Accident Survey commenced by member of the National ME/FM Action Network

• Inter-group communications

• UK research team finds evidence of interovirus in CFS patients

• Personals

• Financial Report on Alberta Intervenor Status

December 1995 (January 1996) – No. 15

• Recap of 1995

• National ME/FM Action Network prepares a Social Policy Brief on insurance matters

• TIP on Canada Pension Plan Disability and reapplying for benefits

• National ME/FM Action Network requests legal opinion from lawyer on difficulty of Disability Tax Credit

• Canadian Laboratory Center for Disease Control advises the National ME/FM Action Network budget restrains research problem

• Tip on withdrawing from medication

• Johns Hopkins' research on Mediated Hypotension

• Inter-group communications

• Books, newsletters, videos etc.

• Doctor's Column