Who is legally responsible of ensuring that patients who need their pain medications continue to get them, instead of just closing the Dr's practice down? This is in reference to the Dr. Eugene Gosy, Williamsville, NY Federal Charges. And even though the feds and media are claiming that all of the patients are drug addicts, that is not a true statement, and those patients who have never abused the pain meds, nor anything else, and followed all the protocols of appointments, blood and urine work, no do not have the pain meds, and many are no longer able to live independently, but also have no persons nor money to assist them in relocating to assisted living. What are those patients to do?
Patients that need pain management medicine should go to new doctors to get new valid prescriptions.
Assuming these patients have no conservators, they're the ones for getting themselves appointments with health care professionals who can supply the treatment they need. In this case, patients need to find a new doctor who can prescribe any necessary perscriptions.
Closing a doctor's office down is done when it's necessary to protect the public from that doctor. The fact that some of that doctor's patients need to find new doctors is not a good reason to allow that doctor to continue to violate health and licensing codes.
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