Unanimous legislative approval for bill on Lyme Disease treatment
March 22nd, 2017 by O. Kay Henderson
The Iowa legislature has voted to let Iowa doctors prescribe more aggressive treatment for Lyme Disease than is currently allowed by the state’s Board of Medicine, but the state’s medical community opposes the move.
According to Representative Sandy Salmon of Janesville, the state Board of Medicine disciplined two doctors for prescribing antibiotics for more than 30 days as treatment for Lyme Disease.
“This has had the effect of quashing the willingness of Iowa medical providers to treat and even diagnose Lyme Disease,” Salmon said during House debate of the bill.