Doctors who lack proper training or those who have impairment problems tend to believe that their patients are honest about issues concerning prescriptions. These may include certain issues such as losing prescriptions, or early refills. This, however, only happens when the doctor fails to identify a drug abuse problem in the patient. Another ethical dilemma in the same field occurs when doctors do not disclose full patient history in the medical file of the patient. This may cause other doctors to prescribe the wrong drug thus putting the life of the patient at risk, either due to possible
The main similarity that both articles highlight is the topic of morals. “What is morally correct?” I can imagine if they could sit down to talk about their work they would come to a common ground in their beliefs. Steve Buist’s article highlights the unethical behavior between researchers and companies that fund researches, and how these behaviors can be improved. “Improving the transparency around the financial relationships between researchers and companies is one way to deal with the potential conflicts of interest that can arise” (Buist, S., 2012). One such example is the “most reputable scientific journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine, now require the authors of scientific papers to make detailed disclosure of their commercial financial relationships as a prerequisite for publication” (Buist, S., 2012).
I also had make the decision that I felt was right and went with not only the ethics I live by but also the morals I have. With the first ethical issue I had to make a decision as to how much money the company could lose if we at G- Bio Sports took the product off the shelf and also how much money we could possibly lose if we kept it on the shelf because of potential lawsuits. I also had to choose what was best for the consumers who trust G- Bio Sports. For the second ethical issue I had to make a decision as to rather call the product a lost and stop selling it all together until it passed FDA regulation or sell it in other countries to cover our loss in the United
The FDA greatly investigates these companies to make sure that food, human and veterinary drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, and electronic products are safe to sell to the public. If the products turn out to be unsafe, the company will have to announce a recall. In this scenario, the FDA had yet to investigate Pro Health’s new product ProBio. Before then, Pro Health had found out that ProBio had the same brand name as another product already out for purchase. Having the same brand name as another product is also one of the things that are against the FDA’s regulations because this could protect the consumer from buying the wrong drug because of the similar names.
When placing an ad for a job opening be sure to promote the fact that your organization is drug free and that pre-employment drug testing is mandatory. Make clear what you expect from your employees; during orientation drug policies should be reviewed in detail and each employee should sign a copy for your records as well as receive a copy to take home. Also, post a summarized version of your organizations specific policies in a place viewable to all employees. Maintaining a drug free workplace is both time consuming and costly, however, the benefits outweigh the costs. Conducting random drug tests on a monthly basis and drug testing after accidents are both useful techniques in maintaining a drug free workplace.
There are many ways in which prescription fraud can occur. Because of the plethora of ways, pharmacists must be alert and responsible in their actions. Many seem to believe that electronic prescribing has been found to reduce the number of errors and statistics and data reflects that. America cannot be ignorant in this matter. The new electronic system not being implemented is like going through life with a contagious deadly disease, you have the money for the cure, but yet you complain, sulk, and feel sorry for yourself instead of going to get the cure.
Therefore, I agree with euthanasia protestors. Instead of ending someone’s life in order to prevent any more suffering, we should alleviate pain by improving our hospice care and making our healthcare system more affordable. Let us not lose our humanity by valuing life from the best ethical rules possible. In conclusion, the severity and the complexity of the euthanasia debate indicate why euthanasia is the most active area of research in contemporary bioethics. While some people strongly believe that euthanasia should be legalized, other people insist that euthanasia is literally a type of murder.
The lock-in program would help lower the amount of people abusing prescription medication. The lock-in program would also ease the minds of physicians and pharmacists who are fighting a constant battle of keeping track of patients on controlled medications. Even though Americans will pay taxes on Medicaid regardless, many people would feel more at ease knowing their money wasn’t going toward funding the habits of drug abusers. Any patient that seeks assistance from Medicaid should be entered into the lock-in program to help lower the amount of controlled substance abuse, to ease the minds of doctors and pharmacists, and to ensure American tax dollars are spent more
As we age and the population is constantly change, we the people are more effectuated to our health especially as the technology and social media are the new living standards. As the standard are chaning the, pharmaceutical companies play a significant role in promoting good health. If we are governed to obi by rules and regulation, then it necessary for the Pharmaceutical companies to live up ethical principles and corporate social responsibilities. Although, we tend to turn the blind eye there is tons of violations in pharmaceutical industry that money continues to cover up. This will lead us into a case where, Pfizer failed to keep its commitment to corporate social responsibility as one of the most successful pharmaceutical companies, the choice they made to choose to bear unethical behavior in 1996.
In addition, the policy clearly states what the consequences are if an employee does decides to partake in illegal drug activities and employed with the organization, whether it be termination, discipline, legal actions, or access to rehab. In this paper Team D will discuss Company Y in analyzing a drug-free workplace environment for its employees. Company Y is concerned about the cost associated with the policy and wants to look at these at all angles before making the decision whether to incorporate such a policy within the company. Team D has been contacted to provide a good thorough policy for Company Y, if the company does decide to adopt Team D policy. As Team D make a proposal to Company Y, the team will discuss prevalence of illicit and prescription drug users in the United States workforce, assess the affect of drug abuse on absenteeism, accidents, downtime, turnover, theft, morale, and productivity, and describe key characteristics and benefits associated with a drug-free workplace.