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Public Health Agency of Canada receives critical review of revisions to Lyme information on their publicly funded website.

September 4, 2020 This critique is a collaborative effort of several groups/organizations that represent Canadians living Lyme disease in response to PHAC’s call for feedback. This was our response to the request for input of the Public Health Agency of Canada. The final decisions on the content which will be incorporated currently lie with unknown…

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LETTER: Ethics of science must factor in fight against Lyme disease

September 20, 2019 To Dr. Ryan’s credit he has expressed interest in seeing Lyme and tick-borne disease prevention introduced in the early grades in the school system. Unfortunately this hasn’t happened, likely due to opposition from Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health who has a long history of downplaying, trivializing the…

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The Ad Hoc Patient and Physician Coalition From Around the World Reject Newly Proposed IDSA Guidelines

The Ad Hoc Patient and Physician Coalition Comments of the IDSA Proposed Lyme Guidelines “About the Ad Hoc Patient and Physician Coalition: The Ad Hoc Patient and Physician Coalition consists of patients and physicians who are concerned that the proposed Lyme disease guidelines of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), American Academy of Neurology…

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Health P.E.I. tragically mistaken [on Lyme disease]

The Guardian, Chris Robinson Guest Opinion Government bafflegab bothers me, especially when the health of young school-age children is at stake. On March 11, Health P.E.I. officials featured on CBC’s (Mis)Information Morning downplayed the true risk of Lyme Disease on P.E.I. and claimed that current diagnostic blood tests being used here for detecting this serious…

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Overruled: Canadian physician was slapped on the hand for not following IDSA guidelines… appeal decision said he does not have to follow those guidelines.

This is yet another case of a College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada, overstepping their right to enforce particular guidelines be followed.  The physician was initially penalized (cautioned) for not following “appropriate” or “recommended” guidelines. The provincial College’s of Physicians and Surgeons across Canada, and federal and provincial health authorities have always stated publicly…

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Commentary: Diagnosis, treatment of Lyme Disease controversial

May 24, 2015 12:15 am By Prof. Holly Ahern The recent letter to the editor by Lauren Meilhede, M.D. to a Post-Star article underscores the controversy that surrounds the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. As a scientist with experience sorting through scholarly research on microbiology and medicine, I would like to address some of…

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Ontario Medical Review journal letter to editor, “Understanding Lyme Disease”

…”Much of the contention and controversy  with regard to Lyme disease centres on the Infectious Disease of America clinical practice guidelines referenced in the OMR article.  Clearly, these guidelines need to be updated and revised.” Read full text

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Concerns Regarding the Infectious Diseases Society of America Lyme Disease Clinical Practice Guidelines

Reprints or correspondence: Mr. Jim Wilson, Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation, 2495 Reece Rd., Westbank, BC V4T 1N1, Canada. TO THE EDITOR — The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation has several concerns with the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Lyme disease clinical practice guidelines [1]. I shall elaborate. Throughout the guidelines, the erythema migrans rash is referred…