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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9:15 a.m. - Fire officials say the Rocky Fire has grown to 47,000 acres, with containment holding at 5 percent. The fire has burned 24 homes and 26 outbuildings, with more than 6,000 structures still threatened.
A roundup of some of the wildfires burning in northern and central California. This story will be updated throughout the day as new information becomes available.
UPDATE: 10:52 p.m. - Additional mandatory evacuations ordered. The Rocky Fire, near Clear Lake in Lake, Yolo and Colusa counties, has destroyed 24 homes and 6,156 structures are threatened. The fire is 27,000 acres, with containment at 5 percent.
A look at many of the wildfires burning in northern and central California. This page is updated frequently through the day, as new information is available.
A U.S. Forest Service firefighter has been found dead while on assignment battling a wildfire in the Modoc National Forest, according to officials.