Bill: HB 1537 Name: An act relative to testing for Lyme disease Status: Voted Inexpedient to legislate in committee Purpose: Requires health care providers to provide to patient getting Lyme […]
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360 Dx published announcement 01.25.2024, that the diagnostic laboratory research company, DiaSorin, has submitted a new test for the early identification of Lyme disease, for approval by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).The Liaison LymeDetect test, an immunoassay, was developed in partnership with Qiagen.
MassLive, Greta Jochem, 1.3.2024, reports on “Lawsuit over at-home Lyme disease test gets dismissed after settlement.” This article reports on the dismissal of a class action lawsuit against LetsGetChecked, a company offering an at-home Lyme disease test. The lawsuit was filed in Jun by a Western Massachusetts woman and TruthCures, a Kansas-based nonprofit group, claiming that the tests were deceptive and inaccurate. The case was voluntarily dismissed with prejudice by the filers, meaning it cannot be brought again in the future, following a confidential settlement.
The terms of the settlement are undisclosed. However, LetsGetChecked has agreed to “never ever again sell Lyme diagnosis tests directly to consumers.” Currently, the tests are listed as out of stock on their online store. The company, based in New York and Dublin, did not comment on the case.
MassLive (Jochem, G.) 10.06.2023, published “Western Massachusetts woman files lawsuit over home test for Lyme disease.” A lawsuit has been filed in Springfield’s U.S. District Court against LetsGetChecked, a company providing a home test for Lyme disease. Moira Kerans from Dalton and TruthCures, a nonprofit focused on Lyme disease, are the plaintiffs seeking $5 million in damages. They allege that the test is inaccurate, deceives customers, and violates consumer protection laws.
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Courthouse News Service (Langford, C.) 11.16.2023, published “Fifth Circuit rejects Lyme disease patients’ coverage-denial conspiracy claims.” The article discusses the ruling of a legal case where patients with long-term Lyme disease were denied coverage and sued the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) for their stance on chronic Lyme disease. The patients alleged that the IDSA conspired with health insurers to establish guidelines that limited treatment for Lyme disease, causing their suffering.