All: Share with your social media! The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. is asking all Lyme patients and their families and friends to send a response to the Washington Post. Tell them in your own words how outraged you are that your treatment options are being cut off, that the Post did nothing to check with […]
Govt. Departments & Agencies
The Government Department & Agencies section on the submenu includes federal government departments such as Health & Human Services (HHS), Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of Education (USDE). Often agencies under these departments adopt policies that affect Lyme & TBD, such as those from the CDC and NIH, both agencies are under HHS. The HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working group can be found under HHS. Military can be found under DoD. From time to time, the LDA will post articles in these sections that pertain to Lyme disease/TBD that might be of interest or importance to the public, including policies and rule making being considered or adopted.
Candy Brassard, Senior Biologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticide Programs; C. Ben Beard, PhD, Director, Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention at a Meeting at EPA on Lyme in Virginia in 2006.
The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) is alerting you to the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) Program Announcement for FY 2017 CDMRP research grant submissions. The Lyme Disease Association is providing the link to the CDMRP Tick-Borne Disease Research Program. All questions should be addressed to the CDMRP. The FY17 TBDRP Program […]
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. The Lyme Disease Association says Let’s get our Representatives in the US House of Representatives to sign up for the House Lyme Caucus. It is a bi-partisan group working together in Congress to take action on Lyme & tick-borne diseases. Under the leadership of Congressmen Chris Smith (NJ) and […]
GEORGIA TICK-BORNE DISEASE SUMMARY In 1989, 719 cases of Lyme disease were reported to the CDC from the state of Georgia. The CDC has determined that for every case of Lyme disease reported approximately ten are missed, bringing the actual number of people infected that year to 7,190 cases. In the 1990’s, the Georgia […]
The Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) is alerting Lyme & other tick-borne diseases researchers to the potential for anticipated FY17 monies that might become available through the program so that researchers can plan for possible grant submissions. The Lyme Disease Association is providing the link to the CDMRP program. All questions […]
The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) has announced funding opportunities under the auspices of the Tick-Borne Diseases Programmatic Panel. $5 million has been appropriated for tick-borne diseases research through the Department of Defense budget for the 2016 (FY16) CDMRP program. Research specifically involving the following areas is being sought: Pathogenesis: Host-pathogen interactions Human immune […]
aincest.comWall NJ–Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) President Pat Smith has been appointed to the Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) Programmatic Panel for the Tick-Borne Disease Research Program (TBDRP), a new program in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Office Wall NJ–Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) President Pat Smith has been appointed to the Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) […]
Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4) announced today that Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) funds for Lyme disease have been included in the Department of Defense Appropriations bill which passed the Defense Subcommittee last week, and the bill passed the full Appropriations Committee today. It will now move to the floor of the House. Click here […]
Signons from Lyme Group Leaders on FDA Test TakeoverThe Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) has formulated a response to FDA to be included in its comment period on its testing Guidance which will affect specialty lab Lyme tests. Therefore, groups who want to support the position taken by the LDA may join in on the […]
FDA is moving forward in the process of finalizing its new Laboratory Developed Test (LDT) Guidance proposal. The proposal would move LDTs from under the jurisdiction of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) regulated by Medicare & Medicaid Services to under the jurisdiction of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA now regulates non-LDT lab tests under […]