June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month.
The National Scoliosis Awareness Month unites scoliosis patients, families, physicians, clinicians, institutions and related businesses in a
collaborative partnership to create a positive public awareness, education, and advocacy campaign through a grassroots network of local activities,
events and media impressions throughout the year.
Scoliosis affects 2-3% of the population, or an estimated 6 million people in the U.S.,
and there is no cure. Scoliosis impacts infants, adolescents, and adults worldwide with little regard to race or socio-economic status.
LifeScience Moment: President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Pure Food and Drug Act
On June 30, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Pure Food and Drug Act,
and the meat inspection act into law, the first of a series of consumer protection laws
enacted by the Federal Government in the twentieth century and led to the creation of the
Food and Drug Administration.
Its main purpose was to ban foreign and interstate traffic in adulterated or
mislabeled food and drug products, and it directed the U.S. Bureau of Chemistry to
inspect products and refer offenders to prosecutors. It required that active ingredients
be placed on the label of a drug’s packaging and that drugs could not fall below purity
levels established by The U.S. Pharmacopeia or The National Formulary.
Life Science Evolution...
It's a Small World
"Those who are enslaved to their sects are not merely devoid of all sound knowledge, but they will not even stop to learn!"
Galen, Claudius, Greek physician, writer