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Friday, July 5, 2013 Permalink

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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  • States Of Emergency In 3 Counties For California Wildfires

    Thursday, September 07, 2017

    (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in three more Northern California counties because of wildfires that have burned thousands of acres and restricted access to Yosemite National Park.