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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Northern California Wildfires: Where To Find Updates On Air Quality, Evacuations, And Official InformationSeptember 23, 2020
Here’s the latest information on the wildfires burning throughout Northern California.
The man, Brandon McGlover, did not light 32 wildfires, in 2020 or any other year. He was arrested in July 2018 and is currently in prison for lighting nine fires in southwest California.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom gave an update on the wildfires burning throughout the state Monday, but also touched on testing rates, employment issues, homelessness and combating climate change.
Can You Handle The Truth?: PolitiFact California On Trump's California Visit, And A Postcard Confusing VotersSeptember 17, 2020
Every Thursday CapRadio’s PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols discussed his latest fact checks and reporting on misinformation. This week we look at a confusing Postal Service postcard, wildfires and President Trump’s visit to California.
The Racist Removal Of Native Americans In California Is Often Missing From Wildfire Discussions, Experts SaySeptember 16, 2020
While climate change and a history of fire suppression are among the top reasons why experts say wildfires have grown so big so fast, experts say removing Indigenous people from the landscape is a huge reason behind today’s explosion of fires.