Monday, January 23, 2012

Congressmen Call For Removal of Outdated IDSA Guidelines from National Guideline Clearinghouse


On January 17, 2012, Congressmen Smith, Wolf, and Gibson called on the National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC) to remove the IDSA's outdated Lyme guidelines. We applaud them! But, this, of course, is the middle of the story not the beginning, so let's go back.
In early September, asked the IDSA whether it was in the process of reviewing its outdated guidelines. The IDSA merely referred us to their website, which said its guidelines were current and refused to provide any further information. We then contacted the NGC who told us they planned to continue listing the 2006 IDSA guidelines until 2015. We have been working behind the scenes with Lyme disease groups, including Time for Lyme, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, the national Lyme Disease Association, and other patient groups and individuals, including David Roth...
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