Chronic Lyme and the dangers of writing about medical manufactroversies

December 13th, 2010 → 1:09 pm @

Last week Patricia Callahan and Trine Tsouderos, two science reporters at the Chicago Tribune, published an excellent article debunking the notion that Lyme disease is a chronic condition that causes physical ailments ranging from backaches to an inability to concentrate. The Trib‘s headline does a pretty good job at summing up the story:*

Chronic Lyme disease: A dubious diagnosis. There’s little good evidence that chronic Lyme disease exists. Yet doctors are treating it with drugs that put patients and the public at risk.


Post Categories: Age of Autism & Blog & Chronic Lyme disease & Medical manufactroversies & SafeMinds & Skepchicks & Trine Tsouderos