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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(AP) — Officials declared the largest wildfire in recorded California history officially extinguished Friday, nearly six months after it ignited and later burned hillsides that washed away in deadly mudslides northwest of Los Angeles.
The fires burning in Southern California have charred more than 250,000 acres. NASA is testing science instruments intended for space by measuring environmental impacts in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
(AP) — A firefighter assigned to the huge wildfire burning in Southern California has died.
A San Diego case could set a precedent for utility companies seeking to share wildfire damage costs with ratepayers.
Monday Nov. 13 is the last day for people affected by last month's wildfires in Northern California to sign up for help to clean up their properties.