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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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  • Dennis Rein / U.S. Forest Service InciWeb

    Wednesday Northern California Wildfire Roundup

    Wednesday, August 05, 2015

    A look at the details of some of the major fires burning in northern and central California. This story is updated several times through the day, as new information becomes available.

  • Cal Fire Updates Facebook

    Rocky Fire Containment Aided By Weather

    Tuesday, August 04, 2015

    UPDATE: 11:30 p.m. - Cal Fire says the Rocky Fire has grown slightly, to 67,000 acres, with containment moving to 20 percent as of late Tuesday. Drier conditions are expected Wednesday, which could increase the fire's extreme behavior.

  • Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

    Timber Plantations Can Make California Wildfires Worse

    Tuesday, August 04, 2015

    It’s been almost a year since the King Fire scorched almost 100,000 acres of the Sierra Nevada forest. But this wildfire season could be worse - and it’s not just the drought and high temperatures that are fueling wildfires.