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Friday, July 5, 2013 Permalink

Intelligence Squared: The FDA's Caution is Hazerdous to Our Health

  

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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    Summer Of Wildfires As Drought Persists In California

    Thursday, June 30, 2016

    The drought in California, in its fifth consecutive year, has created conditions that are ripe for wildfires. The National Interagency Fire Center predicts "above normal" fire potential through September for portions of California, Nevada and Idaho.

  • @Info_CIIMT1 / Twitter

    Trailhead Fire Grows To 1,000 Acres

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    UPDATE 6:39 p.m.: The Trailhead Fire near Todd Valley in Placer and El Dorado counties is now 1,000 acres and 12 percent contained.

 

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