Objective: - The objective of this assignment is to let students use their knowledge of study in solving small cases for ethics.
Dr. Phil Hayes has received an offer of full funding for his research on a new drug manufactured by Eli Mentin. The drug would be a competitor for Prozac without the questioned side-effects of possible violent behavior. Eli Mentin has, however, attached a condition to the funding. That condition is that Dr. Hayes may not publish his findings until Eli Mentin executives and its attorneys have had the opportunity to review them.
List the ethical issues Dr. Hayes faces with this offer. (GC)
Data Processing, Inc. is a service firm that performs word processing functions for law firms, corporations and government agencies. Their facilities consist of 120 office units with a word processor in each unit.
Their facilities were formerly a shoe manufacturing plant, and all of the office units are located in one large room. Over the past 14 months, 7 of the 120 word processors have been diagnosed with breast cancer. In six of the seven cases diagnosed, there is no family history of breast cancer. Jane Quinn, the owner and CEO of data processing, has seen a cluster study that links employment as a word processor to a higher rate of breast cancer. Ms. Quinn does not disclose the study to her employees and takes no further action. Discuss the ethical issues. (JS; EC)
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