The Food and Drug Administration, the oldest comprehensive consumer protection agency in the U.S. federal government, is charged with protecting the public health. Under this mandate, it regulates drugs and medical devices for their safety and effectiveness. But is it a failing mandate? It’s long been argued that the FDA’s long and costly approval processes stifle innovation and keep life-changing treatments from the market. But the question remains: when it comes to public health, is it ever okay to sacrifice safety for speed?
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More than 10,000 firefighters battled wildfires Monday from California's Central Coast to Sierra Nevada forests or mopped up remnants of destructive blazes beaten into submission up and down the state.
Firefighters throughout California continue to battle major blazes.
UPDATE 7:38 p.m. -- The Clayton Fire that began August 13 and burned hundreds of structures in Lake County is now 75 percent contained. All evacuations have been lifted. The Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County is 40 percent contained.
UPDATE: A wildfire that destroyed 43 homes last year in Lake, Napa and Colusa counties started at an illegal marijuana grow site.
A major wildfire in Lake County has destroyed 175 homes and buildings, and caused thousands of evacuations since Saturday. One of those homes belonged to Barbara Wescott and her husband. She says they had just minutes to evacuate on Sunday.