National Biologic Coordinators Day is celebrated on November 1, and we are all set to celebrate this day with pomp and energy. Getting on and following through with prescribed biological treatment is tricky, but biological coordinators make it very painless for patients! Their constant support and tireless work make access to the prescribed biological treatments very easy, and patients get the much-needed treatment they deserve. A biologic coordinator can be any member of a medical practice’s office staff who helps in navigating the process of obtaining prescribed biologic medications.
History of National Biologic Coordinators Day
The 19th century saw exciting development in the field of biological research areas around the world. In Germany, Robert Koch investigated and isolated the bacteria responsible for anthrax, rabies, tuberculosis, and cholera. Louis Pasteur studied microorganisms causing fermentation and spoilage, and he developed the first laboratory vaccine to protect fowl from chicken cholera. Bacteriologists in America, Theobald Smith, and Edmund Salmon introduced the concept of heat-killed vaccines.
With this research came the talk of the need for regulation, standardization, and quality control of new biological products, but they were implemented only after a five-year-old girl died in the hospital from tetanus which she contracted after the administration of diphtheria antitoxin prophylactically which was taken from a horse who had tetanus. Soon nine more children in New Jersey died from the contaminated smallpox vaccine, which made the adoption of rigorous standards for the emerging biological products imperative.
On July 1, 1902, Theodore Roosevelt signed the Biologics Control Act, which mandated the annual licensing of establishments that manufactured or sold vaccines, serums, antitoxins, and similar products. The modern federal oversight of biological products was carried out by the Hygienic Laboratory of the Public Health and Marine Hospital Service. With the creation of the National Institutes of Health from the Hygenic Laboratory, the regulatory authority remained with NIH till 1972, and then it was transferred to F.D.A.
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The act, for the first time, mandates that producers of vaccines be licensed annually.
This act outlaws adulterated and misbranded food and drugs, and after 1938, a provision is added to regulate biologics.
This vaccine is created by Albert Sabin and is field-tested in the Soviet Union between 1957 and 1959 and is licensed in the U.S. by 1962.
It is the first acellular pertussis vaccine for use in children and infants.
National Biologic Coordinators Day FAQs
What is an example of a biologic medicine?
Hormones, blood products, vaccines, and insulin are examples of biological medicine.
Are biologic medicine safe?
Studies indicate that biologics are safe.
What is meant by biologic medicine?
Medicine targets specific parts of the immune system.
National Biologic Coordinators Day Activities
Appreciate biologic coordinators
Biologic coordinators do a lot of work so that people can be healthy. Research and read about their contributions and why their role is important.
Tell them you are thankful
Tell biologic coordinators that you are thankful for their work. Appreciate their work and let them know how they have helped you or your loved ones.
Spread awareness about the work of biologic coordinators. Tell everyone why their work is important and how they have brought a change in people’s lives.
5 Facts About Biological Medications
Biologic medications target specific areas
Biologic medications tend to have fewer side effects as it targets specific areas than the whole immune system.
They aren’t available in pill form
They are given through I.V. infusions or at-home injections.
They don’t provide immediate relief
It takes time to build up in the body and to start working.
It may cause side-effects
Common side-effects are pain and swelling at the site of injection.
Also known as biologic response modifiers
They can sometimes change the manner of natural biological intracellular and cellular actions.
Why We Love National Biologic Coordinators Day
It is a day to awareness
It makes people aware of the importance of biologic coordinators and the work they do. It also spreads vital information about biological medications.
It celebrates biologic coordinators
This day is for biologic coordinators. This day celebrates their hard work and achievements.
It appreciates people
This day appreciates people who practice medicine. This day is to be thankful for people saving lives and helping lives become better.
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