Unethical Business

Unethical Business Research                                                                                                                   1

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                                                              February 20, 2012

Unethical Business Research                                                                                                                   2
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    Why do people do unethical research studies? This paper is going to look at a study conducted by a doctor named Andrew Wakefield. Doctor Wakefield acted unethically in a study about MMR inoculations and caused a stir between doctors and confused many parents. This may sound like a medical research study but as one will see it was actually done unethically over money.
    According to   Cavendish, Cooper, and Hewitt doctor Andrew Wakefield published a research study   in 1998 showing results that the vaccine MMR (measles, mumps and rubella ) can cause children to develop autism. This report caused a large amount of confusion among parents. Many doctors disagreed with this finding and told parents they should get the MMR inoculations for their children as the risks of the measles, mumps and rubella far outweighed the risk of autism (Cavendish, Cooper,   & Hewitt, 2006).
    When Dr. Wakefield made his research study announcement, no one at the time knew that he only studied 12 children. The study it turned out was financed by lawyers who represented the 12 children in a bid to sue the drug manufacturer. When this information was revealed it was clear to most people especially in the medical field that the claims of a child developing autism from the MMR vaccine was false (Cavendish, Cooper,   & Hewitt, 2006). It...