January 2018 Edition. Volume XVIII

Gun Sanity With Palladins

Mass execution-style killings of the innocent and defenseless continue unabated across the globe. In the United States it is clear that government has been, and continues to be paralyzed from implementing rational and productive courses of action. Innovative and...

Glossary S-Z

The Sunshine Principle The Sunshine Principle means that all real and potential conflicts of interest which might bias or skew an individual’s opinion are made public in advance.  This represents the very best, and most effective, means of maintaining expertise...

Glossary J-R

Knowledge When careful clinical observation and medical experience are combined with appropriate scientific studies, the best means by which valid conclusions can be drawn are then present.  It is only by following this pathway can legitimate judgments regarding...

Business Ethics

Business ethics reflect the prevailing attitudes of society.  These attitudes to a large degree, reflect the actions and behavior of those in leadership positions.  This illustration from the cover of the June, 2000 Issue of the Ziff-Davis “Smart Business for...

The Ethics of Managed Care

It is unfortunate that there are no Hippocratic oaths nor principles of conduct governing managed care in the United States.  It is also unfortunate that the disenfranchised patient has no real legal recourse because of the ERISA. Legislation which exempts managed...

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