House committee approves Lyme legislation to be added to federal program

clipWASHINGTON (NEWS10) – Legislation aimed at speeding the development and approval of treatments and cures will now include legislation designed to combat tick-borne illnesses.

Congressman Chris Gibson announced on Thursday the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation he authored to combat Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. The Tick-borne Disease Research Transparency and Accountability Act will be included in the 21st Century Cures Act, which expands federal programs designed to speed the development and approval of disease treatments and cures.

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