Blumenthal, Lyme disease advocacy giant, salutes researcher
By Greenwich Post on March 2, 2016
Thousands in the Lyme disease community hail U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) as a pioneer for the cause, who has worked for nearly 20 years with Global Lyme Alliance.
Some of the highlights of his advocacy work:
- Ten years ago, as Attorney General, Blumenthal launched an investigation into guidelines for treating Lyme developed by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). The guidelines, which advised against antibiotic treatments beyond four weeks, favored insurers by restricting coverage for long-term treatment.
- Then, five years ago,…