October 12 is World Arthritis Day.
World Arthritis Day was established in 1996 by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) and is celebrated each year on 12 October.
Now, people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) from around the world can join together to make their voices
heard on this day. World Arthritis Day is an ideal focus for organisations to raise awareness of issues affecting people with
RMDs and for individuals to support campaigns.
LifeScience Moment: The Kefauver-Harris Drug Amendments were signed into law.
On Oct. 10, 1962, the Kefauver-Harris Drug Amendments were signed into law by President
The Legislation was passed unanimously by both houses of Congress on Oct. 2,
and signed eight days later. For the first time, drug manufacturers were required to prove to FDA
the effectiveness of their products before marketing them.
The new law was created in response to more than 10,000 birth defects worldwide caused by
Thalidomide, a sedative used in the late 1950s.
Life Science Evolution Posters
It's a Small World
"I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding of a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."
Sir Isaac Newton, English physicist, mathematician