The Ethical Implications Of Doctor Prescribing

832 Words Oct 31st, 2014 4 Pages
The process of identification involves the awareness that a decision needs to be made but also the recognition of the ethical implications of that decision (Manias 2013). The central ethical issue surrounds the doctor prescribing her medication for something other than its purpose. There is a moral and ethical reason for the patient to take the medication as prescribed. It is a matter of trust between the patient and doctor. According to Web-MD, "Off-label" means the medication is being used in a manner not specified in the FDA 's approved packaging label, or insert. Every prescription drug marketed in the U.S. carries an individual, FDA-approved label. This label is a written report that provides detailed instructions regarding the approved uses and doses, which are based on the results of clinical studies that the drug maker submitted to the FDA. (Web-MD)
Another ethical issue involves her mother who is a lawyer, advises her daughter to see the doctor to have the medication prescribed to her. The mother also takes the medication to help get through long hours in court. Parent are usually there to lead and guide their children in the right direction. Although Sara passed the LSAT, is was done in the wrong manner. Sara’s mother being a lawyer you’d expect things to be done in an ethical manner.
The third issue is that she is using the medication which is a form of cheating. Many peoples’ innate objection to any kind of synthetic enhancement is that it is in fact cheating,…
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