The Federal Emergency Management Agency is holding drills across six states this week to see how prepared they are for a major earthquake along the New Madrid fault.
FEMA is teaming up with the military, as well as local hospitals, shelters and morgues for the simulation.
Beth Freeman is the FEMA regional administrator for Missouri and several neighboring states.
A national river quality organization has listed Missouri's Current River as a victim of over-use, and one of the most endangered rivers in America.
The report by American Rivers shows that in 1984 the Current River in the Ozark Riverways Scenic Park had only 13 access points.
Today, there are more than 130, leading to erosion, pollution and overuse.
The FDA has approved a new drug for the treatment of hepatitis C, a viral disease that attacks the liver and can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.
In the U.S., existing medications cure only about 50 percent of patients.
Dr. Bruce Bacon of Saint Louis University led a clinical trial for the new drug, boceprevir.
Bacon says adding boceprevir to the standard two-drug treatment significantly improved cure rates, especially for patients who have been treated before and failed to recover.
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