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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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    Wildfire Updates: Blue Cut Fire, Clayton Fire, Soberanes Fire

    Friday, August 19, 2016

    UPDATE 7:38 p.m. -- The Clayton Fire that began August 13 and burned hundreds of structures in Lake County is now 75 percent contained. All evacuations have been lifted. The Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County is 40 percent contained.