5 suggestions for policy by the European Commissioner DG Health
Time for Lyme suggests to start with these 5 objectives :
|A||Diagnose Lyme disease on the basis of a clinical questionnaire.
Because the existing blood tests are insufficiently reliable.
|B||Collecting information from patients via internet surveys.
For instance :
|C||Encourage current and future doctors to help designing a new framework for the treatment of the Lyme disease where innovation, research and a patient-oriented approach are the key elements.|
|D||Support research into new treatments.
Specific research to determine the useful duration of treatment, based on blood tests (even experimental) showing the end of an infection.
|E||Promote drug research.
Specific research on plant extracts to replace antibiotics.