I've been seeing a PA at a Dr. office. The attending physician has never seen me before and the treatment plan my PA had me on is 60mg MS Contin 3X daily, 10/325 NORCO 3X daily. Last month, I tested for a substance I am not prescribed. It was orally transfered from my husband to me (suboxone, sublingual) Upon discovering it was in my test, my PA said she had to talk to lab to determine if levels were consistent with accidental transfer. The lab confirmed this as did the drug manufacturer and there have been previous reports of same. Yet, the attending Dr. decided he "did not like" my treatment plan and "was so very sorry" but he was not continuing my meds. I have neuropathy, spondilolysthesis, RSD, need meds to function and cannot just stop taking them. No history of "dirty" urine.
To answer your question simply, yes it is legal for doctors to discontinue medication. If you are worried, you can seek a second and/or third opinion. If you are take off medication, and another doctor is willing to state it was a deviation from the acceptable standard of care and you were caused harm ,then you may have a case.
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