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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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  • Richard Harvey

    Washington Fire Spreads Away From Markleeville

    Thursday, June 25, 2015

    UPDATE 6:40 P.M. - Firefighters continue to make progress on the Washington Fire. As of late Thursday afternoon, containment stood at 15 percent. Crews remain focused on keeping the fire away from the community of Markleeville.

  • Inciweb

    Cal Fire Crews Join Battle Against Washington Fire

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    UPDATED 6:15 P.M. - Cal Fire crews have joined the battle against the Washington Fire in Alpine County. Dry lightning in forecast a worry as fire burns in heavy timber. The fire has grown to more than 17,000 acres, and more crews join the battle.

  • Photo courtesy of Alpine County Sheriff's Office Deputy Magdaleno / YubaNet.com

    Firefighters Making Progress On Washington Fire

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015

    UPDATED 10:25 p.m. - A blaze near the Sierra Nevada town of Markleeville has burned 16,553 acres and is 5 percent contained. Residents of the Markleeville are under an evacuation advisory. No mandatory evacuations have been ordered.