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Pharmacist’s License Suspended After Losing Controlled Substances, Patient Records

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

The job of a pharmacist is not an easy one. Pharmacists deal with various types of medications, and, as such, are heavily scrutinized. They must keep accurate inventory and have access to patient records. When they claim to lose medications or personal information of customers, they can face serious penalties, such as license suspension…. Read More »

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Dentist’s License Suspended For Illegally Prescribing Drugs

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

There’s a huge market for prescription medications. Many people pay big bucks to get their hands on highly addictive pain relievers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone. Because of this, those who have access to these drugs often try to sell them for a lot of money. For example, pharmacists, medical professionals and dentists often… Read More »

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Florida Veterinarian Accused Of Sexual Abuse Of Dog, Child Porn

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Licensed professionals have a huge responsibility. In order to keep their licenses and stay employed in their chosen profession, they must refrain from engaging in immoral or illegal activities that could threaten the status of their license. Sex abuse is an example of a crime that is taken seriously in Florida. When a licensed… Read More »

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Autonomous Weapons And Ethical Engineering

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Artificial intelligence has become commonplace in our society. Social media, Google searches, smart home devices (such as Amazon Echo) and banking tools are things that we use every day that incorporate some degree of artificial intelligence. Professional engineers are also working to create autonomous devices, such as vehicles and weapons. Weapons in the form… Read More »

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Nurse’s License Suspended For Patient Relationship

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals often spend a lot of time with patients. Because of this, it’s not common for these medical professionals to develop romantic feelings for patients. In some cases, the feeling is mutual, but that doesn’t make it right. In fact, a licensed professional must abide by ethics at all… Read More »

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Real Estate Agents Dating Clients: Is It Ethical?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

People tend to meet others through their place of business. While a lot of people don’t want to mix business with pleasure, sometimes it happens. In some cases, especially for licensed professionals, it is illegal and unethical to date clients or patients. In some industries, though, there aren’t any rules prohibiting this behavior. This… Read More »

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Ethics In The Pharmacy Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Lately there has been concern about ethics among pharmacists. In the past few years, many pharmacists have been caught engaging in unethical and even criminal activities during the course of their employment. For example, some pharmacists take drugs for their own personal use. There have even been cases of pharmacists intentionally spoiling COVID-19 vaccines… Read More »

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NAR Bans Hate Speech Under Large-Scale Prohibition

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Ethics is a huge part of most jobs. When money is involved in a transaction, people need to be on their best behavior. That’s why many industries have laws and regulations regarding how to act appropriately with customers. The real estate industry has especially cracked down on hate speech in recent years. After a… Read More »

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Veterinarian’s License Suspended for Animal Cruelty

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Some professions, such as veterinarians, require licenses. Getting a license can be a huge feat, but hanging onto it can be even harder for some people. Some people engage in crimes and unethical situations that can cause them to lose their license and put their career on the line. A veterinarian in Connecticut recently… Read More »

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Pharmacist’s License Suspended for Ruining COVID Vaccine

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many Americans are clamoring for the COVID-19 vaccine. People of all ages and in all states are hoping to be one of the first to get their vaccine so they can protect their health and not get the deadly virus. However, there has been a shortage of the vaccine and the fact that a… Read More »