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2 Real Estate Professionals Lose Licenses Over Financial Issues

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Brokers are in the real estate field to make money, and with people buying and selling houses every day, there is a lot of money to be made. However, some people make bad financial decisions, and these choices can affect not only themselves, but employees and other companies as well. Two real estate professionals,… Read More »

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Ethical Issues in the Mortgage Industry

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Fraud is not an acceptable business practice, even though many people in the United States engage in it in order to further themselves and their careers. The finance industry is rife with employees looking to make more money, and they do that by lying or committing fraud. The mortgage industry is no exception. Considered… Read More »

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Professional Engineer Files Complaint After Boeing Refuses Safety Upgrades

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many companies create budgets and do things to help cut back on expenses. That’s why layoffs are common. After all, operating a business can be quite costly. However, when cutbacks come at the expense of consumer safety, then it becomes an ethics issue. Ethical issues can happen in any company and any industry, but… Read More »

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Pharmacist Arrested for Opioid Scheme

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

The United States is going through a serious drug crisis. Not only are Americans dying from overdoses caused by illegal drug use, but also prescription drug use. A major contributor to these fatalities is opioid overdoses. Approximately 130 people die from opioid overdoses in the United States every day. Opioids include Vicodin, OxyContin, morphine,… Read More »

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Ethics in the Dentistry Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

We trust our dentists to know what is best for us and our oral health. Dentists spend many years in school learning the ins and out of tooth and gum health. When it comes to patient care, most dentists make the right decisions. When it comes to ethics, though, sometimes following the rules can… Read More »

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Ethical Choices in the Engineering Field Not Always So Clear

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

In 2003, when the Space Shuttle Columbia deteriorated, it was determined that the cause was a piece of foam. This piece of foam collided into a wing, causing a hole. Atmospheric gases leaked into the hole, killing all seven astronauts on board. Professional engineers are always creating new products and road improvements. While the… Read More »

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No CPA Ethics Exam Required in Florida

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

To become a certified public accountant (CPA), a test is required. Every state’s testing process and requirements are different. Some require U.S. citizenship and state residency, while others do not. Some require more education than others. The exam typically consists of multiple sections. Most states even require applicants to pass an ethics exam. Florida,… Read More »

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Drug Use Leads to Dentist’s License Suspension

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

A person’s actions outside of work can lead to penalties involving one’s career. Licensed professionals, such as doctors and dentists, are bound by ethics, whether they are on the job or not. They can face license suspension and other penalties if they fail to do so. A Florida dentist is facing harsh consequences after… Read More »

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School Nurse Accused of Stealing Student’s Medication

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

We rely on nurses, doctors and other medical staff to provide us with the care we need when we are ill. When they take a patient’s medications, it can have serious effects. A nurse from Virginia had her nursing license suspended on August 6 after stealing a student’s medication. The clinic aide for Chesterfield… Read More »

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Florida Polytechnic University Wins Grant to Develop Ethics in STEM Fields

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When you think of the professional engineering field, ethics may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, when professional engineers work on projects in the classroom or out in the real world, they have an obligation to focus on human health and well-being. A professional engineer’s priority should be on public… Read More »