October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month.
October is SIDS Awareness Month. Learn more about the problem and the risk factors and take action to reduce the risk.
Start by always placing babies on their backs to sleep.
The CDC is collaborating with the National Institutes of Health in its new Safe to Sleep campaign, outreach and education activities
aimed at reducing infant death risk from SIDS and other sleep-related sudden unexpected infant deaths.
LifeScience Moment: The Prescription Drug Amendment was signed into law."
On October 26, 1951, the Durham-Humphrey Amendment, also known as the Prescription Drug Amendment,
was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The act defined two specific categories for medications:
legend (prescription) and over-the-counter (OTC).
The amendment was co-sponsored by former vice president and Minnesota senator Hubert H. Humphrey Jr. (D),
a pharmacist in South Dakota before entering politics, and Carl Durham (D), a pharmacist who represented
It's a Small World
"What drugs will not cure, the knife will; what the knife will not cure, the cautery will; what the cautery will not cure must be considered incurable. "
Hippocrates, Greek physician
(c. 460-377 BC)