AG vs. IDSA – The Battle Continues

Excerpted from CTPost.COM  ( Posted: 05/14/2010 )

“We are carefully and comprehensively assessing the final report and the review process leading to that report to determine whether the IDSA fulfilled the requirements of our settlement,” Blumenthal said in a statement Wednesday.

A local Lyme disease advocacy group is calling for Connecticut’s attorney general to continue the fight to alter controversial treatment guidelines.

Greenwich-based Time for Lyme is circulating a petition urging Attorney General Richard Blumenthal to look into the recent decision by a special panel, formed as part of an antitrust investigation, to allow the guidelines to remain unchanged.

The eight-member review panel issued its report three weeks ago, unanimously agreeing to uphold the disease treatment guidelines developed in 2006 by the Arlington, Va.-based Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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~ by Rob on May 15, 2010.

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