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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(AP) - Four wolves that survived a California wildfire by burrowing underground are now living in an Arizona wildlife preserve.
(AP) - California is on track to receive $107 million from the federal government to defray debris removal costs stemming from a pair of destructive wildfires last year that burned more than 200 square miles.
The 2013 Rim Fire was the largest ever in the Sierra Nevada and ravaged parts of Tuolumne County. Local, state and federal agencies will soon have $70 million for a unique fire recovery and resilience program in the area.
(AP) - California's insurance department estimates that two deadly wildfires that burned up vast parts of the state last year caused $1 billion in insured losses.
California's dying trees create a huge wildfire risk. Can biomass power help solve the problem?