January 4, 1983 Orphan Drug Act is passed
|January 4, 1983:
The Orphan Drug Act is passed to stimulate the development of drugs and biological products for the treatment of rare diseases.
|In Other News. . .
January 2, 1983:
The hit musical "Annie" closes in
New York City, ending a
2,377-performance run. At the time,
the show--inspired by the comic strip
"Little Orphan Annie"-- was the
sixth-longest-running Broadway show.