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REMOVE OUTDATED IDSA GUIDELINES FROM NGC!
Treatment guidelines are tremendously important in determining your medical treatment options. All important treatment guidelines are listed by the National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC). NGC requires that guidelines be updated every 5 years.
The IDSA has not revised its guidelines for more than 5 years. Nevertheless, the NGC recently permitted them to continue listing the guidelines – without updating them – based on the IDSA’s claim that the antitrust review process fulfilled NGC review requirements.
Sign the petition to urge:
- The NGC to remove the guidelines as its listing rules require.
- The IDSA to revise its guidelines in a transparent process that includes both patient advocacy representatives and physicians who treat chronic Lyme disease.
Don’t bother. The NGC has decided to keep the guidelines posted as is. Try again in 2015.