NEWS: Lawmakers question IDSA Lyme guidelines
The Poughkeepsie Journal continues its investigative series about Lyme disease with a look at the IDSA’s controversial Lyme treatment guidelines.
From the Poughkeepsie Journal, June 9, 2012:
By Mary Beth Pfeiffer
A U.S. senator and three House of Representatives members are demanding to know why 7-year-old treatment guidelines for Lyme disease were not revised under rules that require updating every five years — rules guideline managers say don’t apply.
In a May 17 letter, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.; and U.S. Reps. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, Chris Smith, R-N.J., and Frank Wolf, R-Va., said Lyme disease treatment guidelines did not undergo a “thorough review process” before they were re-posted in 2010 on a federal website called the National Guidelines Clearinghouse.
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