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Do Healthcare Workers Have a Duty to Treat During a Pandemic?

Filed in Ethics, Global Health, Public Health by on November 13, 2014 0 Comments
Do Healthcare Workers Have a Duty to Treat During a Pandemic?
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By Donna Hanrahan The recent Ebola outbreak has reignited a longstanding debate in medical ethics – in times of a pandemic, do healthcare workers have a duty to treat? The global community was confronted with similar issues during the outbreak of SARS in 2003, a time when 30% of cases were attributed to healthcare workers […]

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For Compliance Officers Who Blow the Whistle, Legal Protection Varies

Filed in Compliance, Ethics, New Jersey by on September 17, 2013 0 Comments
For Compliance Officers Who Blow the Whistle, Legal Protection Varies
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As trainers of compliance officers, Seton Hall Law faculty emphasize repeatedly the importance of not retaliating against whistleblowers, explaining the various legal risks attendant to punishing the employee who steps forward in good faith to address internal wrong-doing.  But rarely do we talk about who’s got the compliance officer’s back – specifically, whether the law […]

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Propublica, Pharma Payments to Physicians

Filed in Ethics by on November 18, 2010 0 Comments
Propublica, Pharma Payments to Physicians
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Newly compiled data on payments to physicians from pharmaceutical companies has kindled mainstream media conversation on the ethics of such practices. NPR station WNYC ran this feature, showing the top physician earners in New York, and the radio piece, “Physicians on Pharma’s Payroll.” You can hear the radio piece immediately below. It is interesting in […]

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Shortage of Lethal Injection Drug Opportunity for Manufacturer to Do the Right Thing

Filed in Ethics by on October 3, 2010 0 Comments
Shortage of Lethal Injection Drug Opportunity for Manufacturer to Do the Right Thing
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Prescription drug shortages are a persistent, difficult-to-solve problem.  Things have not improved since this 2002 South Carolina Law Review article by Professor Lars Noah in which he warned of a growing number of “shortages of antibiotics, vaccines, and other medical technologies.”  In fact, the problem may have worsened in recent years. This month, a shortage […]

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