Attorney General Blumenthal Speaks Out! Now hear this. . .
If you have not read the recent editorial by Attorney General Blumenthal published today in “The Day”—you are in for a treat. Despite the IDSA’s protests that the guideline review process is “voluntary”, Blumenthal observes that the IDSA “effectively admitted the flaws by agreeing to a review and reassessment of its 2006 guidelines by a conflicts-free panel”.
Blumenthal describes the “widespread” conflicts of interests of the IDSA guidelines panel and notes that the IDSA did not even run a meaningful screening process for conflicts of that panel. He emphasizes that unfettered conflicts can allow guidelines processes to be tainted by industry interests, like insurance and pharmaceutical companies, that are interested in maximizing profits and by the self interests of panelists and states that ‘[u]sing such tactics to skew guidelines can have potentially devastating impacts on patients, because insurers use them to determine what treatments they will fund”.The interest of the Attorney General’s office has never been to call the science, but to ensure that physicians can administer the treatments and drugs they believe necessary for their patients. For the full editorial, go to http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=1eb75eb0-1034-4d84-b92d-825b12a061cc
- July 20, 2009 at 11:20 pm
I am SOOO very thankful to all of you who have brought this hearing and reevaluation to be. My family (all 4 of us)have been fighting Lyme disease for over 14 years. The ignorance of most doctors and the misinformation spouted by Infectious Disease doctors make it extremely difficult to get sensible help. It's a really nasty disease; the American public deserves to have doctors who at least know what they are talking about, and insurance and drug companies that help us rather than thwart and mock us. Thanks so much for pursuing this on our behalf. Sincerely, Amy T.
- July 21, 2009 at 9:00 am
The main problem is
instead of VERDICT a SUGGESTION;
_ _ _and not this kind of guidelines which do not help, but punish!
Especially not with those rights imagine the authors.
There are some 3D animations and one live of removing tick right, dangerous and in urgency.
There is a bad need to be organized the rt-PCR detection of the infection of the tick removed frome human body!
Hoping that You Lorraine know my results which prove the presence LBchronica.
The comparison of different method demonstrated it and has given possibility to re-investigate that in the early time before 1990 all laboratory missed 60 percents of the patients and gave seronegative results!
If not please see again my presentation at Marie Kroun website, or write to me.
Bela P. Bozsik, M.D.
Board, Lyme Borreliosis Foundation, Hungary
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