Eric Ridenour

Eric Ridenour’s journalism experience began in the 1990s. He was a contributing writer to various publications, investigating government waste and fraud while studying journalism at Citrus College in California. In 2002, he joined the staff of University Wire, or UWire, in Carlsbad, California, where he was an editor until 2010.

California judge orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $344 million in pelvic mesh claims

This page features: Cited Research Articles On Thursday, January 30th, a judge in San Diego, California, ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $344 million to plaintiffs in a case of false and deceptive marketing of their pelvic mesh products. These products are by tens of thousands of women in the state.  The lawsuit was another blow …

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Cardinal Health Announces Voluntary Recall of Potentially Contaminated Surgical Gowns

This page features: Cited Research Articles Cardinal Health announced on Jan. 30, 2020, that it had terminated business with Siyang Holymed in Suqian, China. This termination came after the supplier outsourced some of its surgical gowns to a non-qualified facility lacking proper quality control standards for sterility. After Cardinal Health terminated its contract with Siyang Holymed, …

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Juul Facing Several Lawsuits Due to Allegations of Deceptive Practices

This page features: Cited Research Articles 5/19/2020 – JOHNSON & JOHNSON PULLS SALE OF TALC-BASED BABY POWDER IN U.S. AND CANADA AMID LAWSUITS Since 1971, there have been studies linking the potential between ovarian cancer and talcum powder. Several studies have shown that when used near the genitals, talcum powder can travel to the ovaries and …

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Hernia Mesh Is the Cause of Thousands of Complications and Secondary Surgeries Every Year

This page features: Cited Research Articles Thousands of lawsuits are filed against the manufacturers of hernia mesh per year. These lawsuits allege that the mesh has design defects and that, in some cases, the manufacturer was aware of the risks. Despite this, manufacturers have continued to sell defective hernia mesh products even after thousands of complaints …

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Lawsuit alleges HIV drug maker Gilead delayed release of better HIV drugs

This page features: Cited Research Articles For several years Gilead Sciences have faced allegations of intentionally suppressing better, safer HIV drugs in order to increase profits off of current medications already developed. In 2019, a federal judge motioned for a lawsuit filed by claimants in 31 states to proceed. In the lawsuit, plaintiffs allege that Gilead …

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Johnson & Johnson Faces Continued Lawsuits Due to Talcum Powder Cancer Risk

This page features: Cited Research Articles 5/19/2020 – JOHNSON & JOHNSON PULLS SALE OF TALC-BASED BABY POWDER IN U.S. AND CANADA AMID LAWSUITS Since 1971, there have been studies linking the potential between ovarian cancer and talcum powder. Several studies have shown that when used near the genitals, talcum powder can travel to the ovaries and …

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Juul and Other E-Cigarette Manufacturers Facing Several Lawsuits Due to Allegations of Deceptive Practices

This page features: Cited Research Articles Juul is facing numerous lawsuits as more records are made public and deceptive practices become more well known to the public. In addition to several school districts and states filing suit against the e-cigarette maker, several class-action lawsuits are in litigation over multiple issues. In November of 2019, New York …

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Veterans Claim 3M Combat Earplugs Cause of Hearing Loss and Pain

This page features: Cited Research Articles Thousands of combat veterans are filing lawsuits against the 3M Company, a government contractor that manufactured and sold defective combat earplugs to the military. As of the end of 2019, 3M Company and its subsidiary, Aearo Technologies, have faced over 2,000 lawsuits in a Florida federal court for their dual-ended Combat Arms …

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Zantac found to be potential cancer risk by FDA due to NDMA Carcinogen

This page features: Cited Research Articles The FDA announced on September 13, 2019, that low levels of a probable human carcinogen called N-nitrosodimethlylamine (NDMA), are found in Zantac (ranitidine). Then, on January 8, 2020, the FDA alerted patients and health care professionals of two voluntary recalls of the drug known by the name of Zantac (ranitidine) …

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FDA Issues Safety Warning Due to Increased Death Rates From Febuxostat

This page features: Cited Research Articles In February of 2019, the FDA issued a new black box warning for the medication febuxostat, which users currently take for gout. The warning states that patients who take the drug are at an increased risk of death due to heart related complications. A recent report showed 15 recent deaths …

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