Saturday, November 1, 2008

Denying Lyme is a Crime!

This and today's subsequent posts are excerpts from our "Lyme Fact Sheet". If you would like a pdf copy, please contact us by email at

Thousands of patients abandoned or forced to seek treatment outsi
de Canada - Entire population at risk:

Up to 50% of the recent rise in Multiple Sclerosis may be caused by Borrelia burgdoferi, a bacterium that causes Lyme Disease. Usually transmitted by a tick bite, if not diagnosed and treated immediately, Lyme can become chronic. Known as “The Great Imitator,” it can manifest as Autism, Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), Fibromyalgia, MS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Chronic Fatigue, Crohn’s, Scleroderma and others, now all on the rise and often reversible. The tragedy in Canada is that this bacterium is actually identifiable and treatable. Imagine if we could cure half of the above cases and end needless suffering!

But doctors are not allowed to appropriately screen or treat patients for Chronic Lyme Disease. A 2004 directive by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) against the late Dr. Philip Williams MD of Ajax, who treated chronic Lyme disease, ordered that he: “will not diagnose... (among other chronic infections) Lyme disease” nor “treat patients with long-term antimicrobials . . .two weeks or more”.

Similarly, Dr. Ernie Murakami MD, of Vancouver, was forced by the BC regulatory College to stop treating Chronic Lyme Disease and quit his practice in February, 2008. Now Dr. Jozef Krop MD, of Mississauga, is under investigation by the CPSO for diagnosing and treating Chronic Lyme Disease, following a physician’s complaint. No patient has complained against Dr. Krop. Dr. Krop has reversed progression of symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis and Scleroderma in his practice by detecting and treating such patients for the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium and associated infectious diseases. He is the last doctor in Ontario openly treating chronic Lyme, but may now be forced to stop treating Lyme patients.

The guidelines of the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) for diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease have been misused to restrict doctors from treating Chronic Lyme Disease, and their patients from obtaining insurance coverage for long-term treatment. In May 2008, the IDSA was forced to agree to an independent re-evaluation of their guidelines as part of an out-of-court settlement agreement in a landmark antitrust investigation by the Attorney General of Connecticut, which found significant undisclosed financial conflicts of interest on the original panel, suppression of scientific evidence, and exclusion of panel members with opposing viewpoints. However, Canada’s medical system continues to insist on following the old IDSA guidelines. Why?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns that Lyme cases have doubled over the last few years, and has red-flagged it as an emerging epidemic.

“Over a period of months or years, untreated infection can lead to mono- or oligoarticular arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, or encephalopathy.” CDC newsletter Oct. 3, 2008

OHIP-funded testing for Lyme misses almost 95% of chronic cases which would be detectable by state-of-the-art American lab methods not available here. The suffering must end now!!

Anyone can be bitten by an infected tick!

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  1. I think it is great that the Lyme Action Group is fighting for our human rights. We live in a country that is supposed to encompass growth and healing, not one that doesn't allow us the right to rid disease.
    Please support the Lyme Action Group in there fight against those who don't want the lives of Canadians to be happy and healthy.

  2. I have been suffering horribly for a decade from an undiagnosed illness that my GP insists is psychosomatic. I have many of the symptoms of Lyme disease, and have been examined by a number of doctors over the last decade...some actually tried to help, but not ONE ever mentioned Lyme disease as a possibility. Either these practitioners have not read a current medical bulletin for 10 years or so, or there is a conspiracy of silence regarding Lyme. I'm sure most people have learnt the futility of making suggestions to their doctor. All we can do is suffer.

  3. I am trying to locate the World's greatest doctor, one Phillip T. Williams. He saved my life! His expertise saved me! I just wish to let him know how I am doing. So I was wondering if you have an address or phone number for me to reach him.