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Is The Fda Too Cautious? (Episode #107)

KQED World: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

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?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

The Gop: Seize The Center Or Die? (Episode #106)

KQED World: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

2012 was a disappointing year for Republicans. The failure to win key swing states in the presidential election and surprising losses in the House and Senate have prompted some reflection. Was their embrace of small government, low taxes, and a strong conservative stance on social issues at odds with shifting American demographics? Or did the GOP embrace the right platform, but the wrong candidates?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Is The Fda Too Cautious? (Episode #107)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

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?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

The Gop: Seize The Center Or Die? (Episode #106)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

2012 was a disappointing year for Republicans. The failure to win key swing states in the presidential election and surprising losses in the House and Senate have prompted some reflection. Was their embrace of small government, low taxes, and a strong conservative stance on social issues at odds with shifting American demographics? Or did the GOP embrace the right platform, but the wrong candidates?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
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