Lawsuit brings $289 million verdict against maker of Roundup weed killer

Enlarge / A weedkiller has gotten its manufacturer in very large legal troubles. (credit: Erich Ferdinand / Flickr) On Friday, a California jury hit Monsanto with $ 289 million in damages in a lawsuit brought by a patient suffering from terminal cancer, accepting the plaintiff’s claims that his disease was caused by the company’s popular […]

Congress is trying to fight a $289 billion preventable epidemic that’s killing Americans

Rob Kim/Getty Images For alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Non-adherence to prescription drugs poses a greater and more costly threat to our health than any of the most common diseases currently plaguing millions of Americans. The phenomenon currently takes around 125,000 lives and costs the medical community somewhere between $ 100-289 billion a year. […]