Earlier this year, the CDC released guidelines for prescribing opioids in response to the rapidly growing number of patients becoming addicted to prescription medication. Doctors like Dr. Ken weighed in on the subject, which you can read more about here.
Since the release, reports detailing patients being abruptly cut off from their medication or having their medication drastically reduced have surfaced. Why would a doctor do this?
From lawsuits to lack of knowledge, there are several reasons a doctor may abruptly cut off a patient’s medication. Read more about this issue at KevinMD.