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Ethics

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  • WHO OKs use of experimental drugs for Ebola patients in West Africa

    A World Health Organization panel advised Tuesday that it was ethical to use experimental, non-approved drugs to combat the Ebola virus in West Africa, and that five such treatments were being considered for “compassionate use.” “There...
  • No charges over Tinley Park ethics complaint

    No charges over Tinley Park ethics complaint
    An independent investigation into a local attorney's ethics complaint against Tinley Park officials found that the town's leaders did not deliberately conceal their economic interests by not properly filling out disclosure forms. Rather, investigators...
  • Surveying the landscape for honest businesses yields a gem

    As a small business owner trying to generate sales, is it ever a good idea to advise customers to not avail themselves of your services? A few weeks ago, homeowners in parts of the Northeast where I live began to receive notices that revised flood...
  • 2 Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug

    Liberia said on Tuesday it would treat two infected doctors with the scarce experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, the first Africans to receive the treatment, while authorities in Spain said a 75-year-old priest had died of the disease. The death toll from the...
  • U.S. Supreme Court asks board to take 'appropriate action' in lawyer's appeal for Ballard

    Pennsylvania legal regulators often receive referrals against lawyers accused of wrongdoing. Rarely, though, do they come from the U.S. Supreme Court. That's what happened Monday in mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard's case, in which he has accused a...
  • State ethics panel again proposes fining CalPERS board vice president

    State ethics panel again proposes fining CalPERS board vice president
    The vice president of the California Public Employees' Retirement System Board of Administration, Priya Mathur, has once again run afoul of the state ethics board. The state's political watchdog agency, the Fair Political Practices Commission, on Monday...
  • Inspector General: 'My 60 Chicago City Council investigations'

    Inspector General: 'My 60 Chicago City Council investigations'
    In the past 30 years, 32 Chicago aldermen have gone to jail. Clearly there's a desperate need for oversight. When I agreed to police the City Council in 2011 as legislative inspector general I made it clear that I was not going to be a lap dog, despite...
  • Thriller author Fesperman explores capacity of drone warfare, spying

    Thriller author Fesperman explores capacity of drone warfare, spying
    It was the eeriness of the situation that struck Baltimore writer Dan Fesperman. Drone pilots for the Air Force would spend weeks watching what amounted to a real-life silent movie of a small town thousands of miles away — all the while plotting the...
  • Should politicians be moral role models?

    David Mech is a former porn star/producer running for the school board in Palm Beach County. Should that history alone disqualify Mech? Not only does Mech maintain that it's not a deal-breaker, he argues that even if he were to resume his old profession,...
  • Why do 2 Americans get the Ebola serum while hundreds of Africans die?

    What should happen if a massive viral outbreak appears out of nowhere and the only possible treatment is an untested drug? Who should receive it? The two American missionaries who contracted the almost-always-fatal Ebola virus in West Africa were given...
  • Try vegan, and you won't be left high and dry

    When news hit that Detroit was cutting off water to thousands of residents who were behind in paying their bills, the critics, not surprisingly, came out in full force. What might surprise you is that some of those throwing stones were aiming not at...