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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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    CAL FIRE Closely Monitoring Water Levels

    Monday, April 13, 2015

    California’s fire fighting agency is already preparing for a difficult fire season. And low water levels could hurt CAL FIRE’s ability to put fires out.

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    California Storm May Bring Mudslides In King Fire Area

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    Even before this week's storm, the Eldorado National Forest had already experienced some small debris flows in the area burned by the King Fire. The US Forest Service is expecting mudslides to continue throughout the winter.