St. Louis company Westport Pharmaceuticals says it has an innovative solution to a key problem contributing to Missouri's meth epidemic. The Drug Enforcement Administration, however, is not so confident. As we reported earlier this week, the DEA sent a letter to the Maryland Heights business warnin ... More >>
Yes, that headline is accurate: Amtrak has lost $834 million on food service over the past ten years, an audit by the Government Accountability Office has revealed. Seems like the national rail line's food-service workers get a little peckish and a little sloppy on those long hauls across the countr ... More >>
Hospital officials get saucy.No applesauce for you! In a devastating account of medical malpractice, four nurses who work at the John Cochran VA Medical Center have come forward to reveal a litany of violations occurring inside their facility. Their disclosures were made public during a pres ... More >>
image viaMissouri Sen. Claire McCaskill has pushed for higher standards and oversight at Arlington National Cemetery since last year, when it was discovered that thousands of graves at the famous burial ground may be mislabeled or unmarked. This weekend, the Senate passed legislation, sponso ... More >>
You have a weekend, then a short week, and before you know it, you'll be in line outside the electronics store at 4 a.m. waiting to get flat-screen TV at deep, deeeep discount. So please, enjoy this final weekend before holiday madness descends on all of us. Here are ten options for weekend fun for ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/Up Your Egp Tax haven protests in New Jersey last month.Hundreds of millions of dollars are sucked from the pockets of taxpayers in every state in the union, with Missouri finishing No. 19 in revenue lost to offshore tax havens. Released on Tax Day by the U.S. Public I ... More >>
A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office says investment in Sub-Saharan Africa didn't help agricultural development, contributing to the current food crisis. (Washington Post) What are higher food costs driving U.S. consumers to buy? Spam. (AP) The River City Rascals and, soon, ... More >>
www.answers.com The Government Accountability Office says the FDA should be more specific about its plans to improve food safety. (Reuters) Should the FDA follow China's example and enact swift, strong measures to improve food safety? It seems to be work-- OH MY GOD POISONED DUMPLINGS! (Guardian) ... More >>
The Mexican explains a Mex-centric phenomenon.
Week of October 5, 2006
When a childbirth went terribly wrong, the blame game began. Dodging responsibility was everybody's first order of business.
Dozens of patients died on nurse Richard Williams' watch, but he was never charged. Did authorities do too little, too late?
Old Post Office deserves a look as museum option
Nobody knows why the babies are dying near Weldon Spring. But the grownups can't help asking whether the site's toxic stew is to blame.
With Traffic, Steven Soderbergh takes on the unwinnable war
Drug courts save lives and save money. That's not good enough for St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch.