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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Three months after the blaze burned most of Paradise to the ground, baby steps are being taken to remake the town, including the hiring of a group to ask residents the best way to rebuild.
California's deadliest wildfire worsened an already bad housing crisis in rural Butte County. But the fire has jump-started a local effort to build a tiny home community for area homeless.
Gavin Newsom Talks With Students Displaced After The Camp Fire, Discusses Emergency Spending For Communities Impacted By WildfiresFriday, February 15, 2019
California Gov. Gavin Newsom toured the area burned by the Camp Fire on Thursday, announcing a state contribution of about $31.3 million to replace lost property tax revenues for seven California counties.
As political pressure mounts with every disaster, California is scrambling to prepare for the coming fire season, from firefighting to utilities to the law.
Hundreds of animals displaced during the Camp Fire are still scattered at shelters across the region. After massive efforts to reunite them with former owners, some will be put up for adoption to new homes.