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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Multiple Fires Burning Around Northern California; Plumas National Forest, Tuolumne County And Sonoma CountyMonday, September 26, 2016
Two different brush fires broke out Monday afternoon in Northern California.
(AP) - Crews are gaining ground against a wildfire at a central California military base burning near launch pads used to send satellites into space.
(AP) - An Air Force official says a wildfire burning at a Central California base has forced the postponement of a satellite launch.
CAL FIRE says over 4,000 firefighters are battling nine wildfires in California.
UPDATE 5:57 a.m.: Evacuations and road closures are still effect Tuesday morning as a a wildfire continues to burn in Butte County. The Saddle Fire, burning south of Paradise, has charred 600 acres and is 10 percent contained.