August is National Immunization Awareness Month.
The goal of National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is to increase awareness about
immunizations across the life span, from infants to the elderly.
Immunization is one of the most significant public health achievements of the 20th century.
Vaccines have eradicated smallpox, eliminated wild poliovirus in the U.S. and significantly
reduced the number of cases of measles, diphtheria, rubella, pertussis and other diseases.
But despite these efforts, people in the U.S. still die from these and other vaccine-preventable diseases.
LifeScience Moment: FDA announced initiative to modernize the regulation of pharmaceutical manufacturing.
On August 21, 2002, the FDA announce an initiative to modernize the regulation of pharmaceutical manufacturing and product quality.
Since the initiative was announced, the FDA has completed its assessment of this regulatory area, called the current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) program.
It's a Small World
"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts."