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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Despite a potential strong El Niño, the drought in most of California is forecast to continue into a fifth year.
Almost a month after it scorched 76,067 acres of Lake County, the Valley Fire is officially 100 percent contained.
Cal Fire expects to have the Valley Fire fully contained Tuesday evening but is giving no time frame for the investigation into the circumstances under which four firefighters were burned Sept. 12.
Water storage has dwindled at six major reservoirs in California.
Fire restrictions are being lifted in the Tahoe National Forest Tuesday.