August 1, 2007


IDSA On Your Behalf


IDSA works on the state and federal levels to ensure that public health policies are based on a sound scientific foundation. Here is a sample of IDSA’s recent policy activities:

  • IDSA Endorses Access to Medicare Data Act  07/16/07
    The bill would advance medical research into antimicrobial resistance and other areas by providing federal health officials and other health researchers with controlled access to data on physician and prescription drug claims processed on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.
  • IDSA, Others Oppose Thimerosal Amendment  07/18/07
    IDSA joined several organizations opposing an amendment that would prohibit the use of federal funds to administer an influenza vaccine containing the preservative thimerosal to children less than 3 years of age. Science has not found thimerosal to be detrimental. 
  • IDSA Urges Changes for Rhode Island Lyme Disease Bill 06/19/2007
    IDSA urged the Rhode Island State Senate to amend a bill that establishes a special commission to study Lyme disease, so that the commission would include board-certified ID physicians who represent a more balanced perspective. The Society also has weighed in on bills in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

Visit the Policy & Advocacy section of the IDSA website to learn more about IDSA’s policy activities and how you can get involved.

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