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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A fire burning on Peavine Mountain northwest of Reno in Washoe County, Nevada, burned structures and prompted evacuations Saturday afternoon.
California may need to take a lesson from what’s happening with wildfires in Arizona where more than 220,000 acres have burned. California’s peak dry season is usually late in the summer and fall, but fires have already begun at lower elevations.
PG&E pleaded guilty to 85 felony counts related to the 2018 Camp wildfire during a criminal arraignment in North Butte County Superior Court Tuesday.
Firefighters have made progress on containing a grass fire that began about 11:45 a.m. Friday near Grant Line Road and Keifer Boulevard between Sloughhouse and Folsom in Sacramento County.
Communities were counting on historic levels of funding to prepare for climate change-driven disasters. Now, efforts are on hold.