Lyme Times
2015 Summer Issue

Table Of Contents
LymeTimes 2015 Summer Lyme Disease Issue
Celebrities Increase Awareness of Millions

Sharing their personal Lyme stories informs and inspires.

By Dorothy Kupcha Leland

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Under Our Skin 2: Emergence

Much-awaited sequel follows old friends and introduces new voices.

By Dorothy Kupcha Leland

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Advocates in Action

Protests and events draw attention to compromised patient care.

By Sandi Bohle

7
Cost of Chronic Lyme Soaring

Average annual cost exceeds $10K per patient or $3B nationally based on new CDC figures.

By Lorraine Johnson, JD, MBA

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FDA Proposal Threatens Lyme Labs

FDA proposed policy changes could stiffle Lyme test innovation.

By Lorraine Johnson, JD, MBA

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New Synthetic Antigen

Synthetic antigen may improve the sensitivity of Lyme Western blots.

By Jyotsna Shah, PhD, CMLD, MBA

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FDA Regulations Undermine Patient Care

Proposed framework favors insurance companies and big pharma at the expense of patients.

By Christine Green, MD

31
A Life on Pause

When Lyme steals everything, you will spend every last cent trying to get well.

By Jenny Buttaccio

34
When the Fog Rolls In

My most frightening and frustrating symptoms are invisible to everyone else.

By Judy Starling

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