Each May, The Mayday Project hosts a rally outside of the Infectious Disease Society of America’s Headquarters in Arlington, VA, to raise public awareness for Lyme Disease and for the damage being done by the outdated and dangerously flawed IDSA Lyme Disease Treatment Guidelines, and to fight for change. Patients travel from around the region […]
This call for action is based upon the failures of CDC in the handling of public policy on Lyme disease, including preferential treatment of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), a private organization; failure to provide medical providers and patients with ALL the available information on diagnosis and treatment; extensive under-reporting of the disease; and conflicts of interest and violations of ethics rules.
Last month, Lyme disease patients and patient supporters gathered outside the annual ID Week conference sponsored by the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) to protest the IDSA’s Lyme disease treatment guidelines and their role in obstructing patient access to proper testing, treatment, and insurance coverage. The conference is attended annually by physicians, researchers, and […]
Mary Beth Pfeiffer Article in Poughkeepsie Journal: Review of Lyme disease treatment leaves out patients
If you only share one article this month (or even this year) about Lyme disease, consider this one. I’ve describe multiple articles lately as ‘must read’ and I’ve got a great many more to catch up on. This one, however, is a must, must, must share and a must link-to in addition to being a must […]
Commentary: Diagnosis, treatment of Lyme Disease controversial May 24, 2015 As an advocacy organization, Lyme Action Network (of which I am co-founder) does not “support” medical guidelines. LAN does, however, support the rights of patients to be advised that there is more than one evidence-based, medically recognized standard of care for Lyme disease, and that […]
Following are three of the first articles published on the new Northern Rockies Lyme Disease Coalition website. We are gearing up to launch May 1. The only anticipated on-line fanfare will be photographic (see requests below the article links) and real-life will include presence at the Mayday Project’s IDSA Rallies in Arlington, VA. A CALL FOR INCREASED […]
UPDATE: The comment period has reportedly been extended through April 24. As a very general recap, you can respond to a Lymedisease.org survey RIGHT NOW (though April 9) to contribute to their comment, and you can still (through tomorrow, April 9) submit your own comment. I’ll list all the resources I’m aware of below. They […]