Rauner Administration Again Rejects New Marijuana ConditionsThe Department of Public Health announced the decision Friday, spurning recommendations of an expert advisory board largely appointed by the governor's predecessor, Democrat Pat Quinn.
STL Water Department Assures Public of Low Lead LevelsCity Water Commissioner Curt Skouby says the city has no lead pipes, but there are some lead connecting pipes between the water main and some older homes.
McCaskill says Missouri Needs Tighter Drug MonitoringMissouri is the only state without a prescription drug monitoring program.
Missouri Looks at Criminalizing Using Drugs while PregnantRep. Jered Taylor, a Republican from Nixa, said his bill is intended to get women into treatment before they give birth.
Valley Park Wastewater Treatment Facility Pumping Water AgainPartial water treatment is expected to start by week's end, but full treatment will not be done until the end of next week.
Local Mother Delays Cancer Treatment to Give Unborn Baby Stronger Chance For SurvivalSt. Louis mother Cara Combs was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma while she was pregnant with her fourth child. Given the choice between her baby or perhaps her life, Cara chose to postpone treatment and carry her unborn child five more weeks after her diagnosis - until week 28 - giving her future baby girl the best chance for survival. Cara died Tuesday morning, three days after giving birth to Shaylin Combs on Dec. 5.
St. Louis VA Supplying an Expensive Cure to Hep CThe new drug, Sofosbuvir, can cost the VA $42,000 for each patient's 12-week treatment.
St. Louis VA Mental Health Records Questioned by WatchdogA federal watchdog says it has confirmed a whistleblower's claims that Veterans Affairs sites in St. Louis marked appointments for mental health patients as completed before they were seen, effectively boosting the appearance of the sites' productivity.
Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner's Veto of Anti-Heroin Bill
Rauner Removes Medicaid Coverage from Heroin-Overdose BillGov. Bruce Rauner has returned legislation to the General Assembly that attempts to curtail heroin overdoses, fearing a burdensome cost to the state.
Missouri and Illinois Lice Grow Immune to Common TreatmentsA SIUE Biology professor says in 25 states lice have evolved and need stronger treatments methods.
New Study May Change Length of Breast Cancer TreatmentA new study may lead to a change in the length of breast cancer radiation treatment.