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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Yes, it is legal for a doctor in the office to prescribe or not refill a prescription as she sees fit. In fact, if she believes there is an abuse going on, she has an obligation not to refill the prescription. There is nothing preventing you from seeing another doctor.
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