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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 »

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Florida Real Estate Appraiser Faces Administrative Complaint for Dishonest Appraisal

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Real estate professionals are obligated to act in an ethical manner at all times. After all, there is a lot on the line. They work with properties worth six or even seven figures. Lying or being dishonest can cost a professional their license. It can also ruin a sale and cost the client time… Read More »

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Breach of Contract in the Real Estate Industry

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Real estate agents are hired by homeowners to sell their homes. Selling a home is not an easy task. There are inspections involved, as well as mountains of paperwork. Each step of the process requires the real estate broker to act in an ethical manner. If they are dishonest to the home seller or… Read More »

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Florida Nurse’s License Suspended for Obscene Communication With Teen

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Nurses are no strangers to the human body and they often see patients in compromising positions. It is not uncommon for nurses to see breasts, buttocks and even genitals. However, when doing so, they must act in a professional manner. While medical professionals may find certain patients attractive, they cannot act sexual toward patients… Read More »