Surgeon operating on a patient

EINADW#7: Surgical Hero or Delusional Man with a Knife?

(A new member of the Dirty Dozen)   Does anyone know who Paolo Macchiarini is?   He has just earned himself a position in the new Dirty Dozen (Individuals). Once considered a pioneer of regenerative medicine, Paolo fell from grace when it was discovered he was really using patients for experiments.   Deception At Its

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British Postal Service Box in quiet street

EINADW #6: The World Needs More Mr. Bates (Whistleblower extraordinaire)

The Story of  Allan Bates, the man who took on the British postal service in the greatest injustice the country has known. If you are unfamiliar with this scandal, which continues to this day, it all began in 1999, over twenty-five years ago, in North Wales.   In 1999, the Post Office’s single shareholder, the

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Theranos

Ethics is not a dirty word – Episode # 4: What Happened to the Biotech Sweetheart (Dirty Dozen Revisited)

Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos’ story captured the attention of the biotech world for over five years following her conviction by the SEC in March 2018 of massive fraud amounting to over $700 million (over AUD$1 billion). Where is Elizabeth Holmes now, you ask?…  Read on.   Hello again, and so glad you came back for

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Koalas on Kangaroo Island, Australia

Ethics is not a dirty word – Episode 3: How Many Deaths Does It Take; Brutal Treatment of Koalas

The unethical and brutal death of dozens of koalas during a logging campaign in South Australia sparked a rush of new legislation and petitions to ban logging and to hold those responsible criminally accountable.  This leads me to think about a bigger ethical question – how many deaths does it take to drive change?  

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