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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When a multigenerational family of 11 lost all four of their houses in the Camp Fire, the individual households pooled their savings to buy one big house on the outskirts of Paradise, and moved into it in February.
Cal Fire made the announcement Wednesday night about the fire that destroyed 174 homes and 200 other buildings.
A KQED data analysis found that 71% of people who purchased land in the town of Paradise had a Butte County mailing address and most live in Paradise or nearby Chico.
California’s wildfire seasons take a physical and emotional toll on first responders, and mental health experts say their family members and loved ones can experience similar signs and symptoms.
The Camp Fire was California's most deadly and destructive wildfire in history. Much of the attention since the fire has focused on the town of Paradise. As for smaller communities such as Concow, many residents feel their voices have been lost.