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Brian Jacob Receives Fulbright Award

Brian Jacob (Florissant, MO) of Truman State University has been offered a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Germany for an English Teaching Assistantship, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board ...

Suburban St. Louis man charged with 13th DWI after wreck

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) -- Police in the St. Louis suburb of Florissant, Missouri, say a man involved in a crash is charged with his 13th case of drunken driving. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1K4KOqH) reports that 60-year-old Owen Tross of ...

Driver in Florissant crash charged with his 13th DWI, police say

Florissant police say a chronic drunken driver involved in ...
He is currently on probation, according to the Missouri Department of Corrections. When he was arrested the last time, in 2012, one of bail conditions set by Judge Judy Preddy Draper was ...

Driver in Florissant crash has 13 DWI arrests, police say

FLORISSANT • Florissant police say a chronic drunken driver ...
Tross is currently on probation, according to the Missouri Department of Corrections. When he was arrested the last time, in 2012, one of bail conditions set by Judge Judy Preddy Draper ...

Missouri man charged with 13th DWI after wreck

Police in the St. Louis suburb of Florissant, Missouri, say a man involved in a crash is charged with his 13th case of drunken driving. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 60-year-old Owen Tross of Florissant was charged Saturday with driving while ...

McDonald's CEO to greet shareholders amid declining sales

More protests are expected outside the meeting Thursday. Police in the St. Louis suburb of Florissant, Missouri, say a man involved in a crash is charged with his 13th case of drunken driving. Police in the St. Louis suburb of Florissant, Missouri ...

Florissant man arrested on 13th DWI charge, police say

FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A chronic drunk driver was arrested for his 13th offense Friday night, according to police. Owen R. Tross, 60, of the 1100 block of Lindsay Lane, was taken into custody on felony driving while intoxicated charges after the ...

Missouri State’s Keith Guttin named MVC Coach of the Year. Bears baseball snags top honors

The Florissant, Mo., product leads all MVC starting pitchers in overall ERA (2.08) and opponent batting average (.198), while ranking third in total strikeouts (99) and 10th in victories (6). The junior right-hander, who was one of 60 players named to the ...

Missouri S&T Formula SAE team earns high finish

Missouri Chris English, a freshman in mechanical engineering from Florissant, Missouri Francisco Gallardo, a junior in mechanical engineering from Branson, Missouri Jacob Greek, a freshman in aerospace engineering from Dora, Missouri Deven Head ...


Robert Boedeker has joined Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) as a Staff Attorney in the Lasting Solutions Program. Lasting Solutions helps stop family violence by providing comprehensive legal assistance, integrated support services and a ...

Man Dies In Accident After Speeding Through Old Town Florissant

FLORISSANT, MO (KMOX)-Investigators believe they know who was killed in an overnight accident after speeding through old town Florissant, but they’re not releasing his name yet. They say he was 23-ye…

1 dead after car crashes into utility pole in Florissant

FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI)- One person is dead following an early morning accident in Florissant. Police say a person traveling at a high rate of speed crashed into a utility pole around 1a.m. on St. Franc…

Florissant Man Faces 13th DWI Charge

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A Florissant man is facing his 13th DWI charge after recently being involved in an accident outside a bar on Washington and St. Ferdinand. He pulled right into the path of an oncomi…

Chronic DWI offender arrested for 13th time in Florissant

FLORISSANT, MO (KPLR) – A chronic DWI suspect is arrested for the 13th time in Florissant.  Police said  Owen R. Tross  is a repeat offender, at least a dozen times for DWI, and if convicted of the la…

Chronic DWI offender arrested for 13th time in Florissant

Owen Tross FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) – A 60-year-old Florissant man is back on the streets after posting bond for his 13th DWI arrest. According to Officer Craig DeHart, a Florissant Police Department s…

VIDEO: Police Searching For Suspects In Looting At Dellwood Gas Station

DELLWOOD, Mo. (KMOX) – The St. Louis County Police Department has released surveillance video of looting at the Mobil gas station on 9998 West Florissant in Dellwood. The incident happened around 1:4…

Crowdfunding saves school show in north county district

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Budget woes in the Ferguson-Florissant School District left an annual show put on by elementary and middle school students in limbo, but the performance will go on thanks to a $50…

Valley of the Flowers Parade in Florissant

FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) – A beautiful day for  a parade. This is the Valley of the Flowers Parade in Florissant. It’s part of the 53rd annual Valley of Flowers Festival. This year’s theme, celebrating t…

Four Golf Courses to Tee off in Florissant MO

Go golfing Florissant, Hazelwood, Ballwin. Even though the golfers of St. Louis County’ may not tee off like Bubba, Tiger Woods, and Bob Tway, they have enough golf courses to hone their game. Flori…

Regions Bank Teaming with Operation HOPE to Offer Free Financial Counseling for People in Florissant, Ferguson, Jennings & Surrounding Communities

HOPE Inside location to focus on helping more people take charge of their finances and become stakeholders in the community April 29, 2015 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS W…


A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named

1. What are generic drugs?

A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named. The same dosage, safety, strength, desired effect, how to use and final results, unless the trademark.

2. Are the equally safe generic drugs to leading factory name? 

Yes. The FDA requires that all drugs are safe and effective. Being that the generic use the same active ingredients and work in the body in the same way as the original, also have the same risks and benefits.

 3. Are the equally powerful to the original generic drugs?

Yes. The FDA requires that generic drugs are of the same quality, strength, purity and stability as their counterparts with factory name.

4. generic drugs need more time to work in the body?

No. Generic drugs work in the same way and for the same period of time the drugs trade name.

5. Why are generic drugs less expensive?

One of the main reasons is because the manufacturers of generic drugs did not have to invest money to the developers of the original drug spent on the new product. New drugs are developed and protected by a patent. The patent protects the investment-including research, development, distribution and advertising-giving the company the sole right to sell the drug while it remains in effect. When approaching the expiration of the patent, manufacturers pueded submit an application to the FDA to sell generic versions of the drug. Since these manufacturers do not incur these costs desarrolllo the product as the first, can sell the generic version at substantial discounts. There is also more competition and less advertising, which helps keep the price down. Today, almost half of all drug prescriptions are replaced with generic versions.

6. Are drugs with name brand, produced in more modern facilities than generic?

No. Both facilities must meet manufacturing requirements required by the FDA. The agency does not allow drug manufacturing facilities of inferior quality. The FDA annually conducts about 3,500 inspections to ensure that regulations are met. The signatures of generic drugs work comparable to those of drugs called factory facilities. Indeed, the producers of original drugs produce approximately about 50 percent of generic drugs; frequently make copies of their own brand and other firms that are sold without the original name.

7. If the name drugs and generic factory have the same active ingredients, why they look different?

In the United States the law does not allow a generic drug look exactly the same to another name or trademark. However, a generic drug must duplicate the active ingredient of the original. The colors, flavors and some inactive ingredients may be different.

8. Is it necessary that every drug has a generic equivalent?

No. When drugs called factory were introduced, most of which were protected by a patent for 17 years.This provided protection to the originator that covered the initial costs (including research and marketing expenses) to develop the new drug. However, when the patent expires, other companies can introduce genetic competing versions, but only after being put to thorough testing by the manufacturer and FDA approved.

 9. What is the best source of information about generic drugs?

Contact your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company for more information about its generic drugs. You can also visit the FDA on the Internet: Understanding Generic Drugs. [5]


Giving Every Young Person in FLORISSANT MISSOURI a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in FLORISSANT MISSOURI

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status



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