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    When is putting PROFIT ahead of the interests of the PATIENT good medicine?
     
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    When the patient has no money and no chance.
     
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    And who is to decide that they have no chance? Those profiting from not treating the patient?

    I sort of agree with you but have that sticky point.
     
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    Yeah that's about right. I am responding WELL to a med and because I can't afford an office visit the Doc is REFUSING to refill my prescription. He is putting HIS concerns before MY well being!!!
     
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    Well, we live in a democracy, that says we (individual citizens) have a "right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

    Unhappily others' demands for their right to life may jeapordize my liberty and pursuit of happiness.

    I'm willing to say: "I'll take care of my own life (and family). You take care of yours, and let the chips fall where they may." Oddly, there is the opposite opinion: "I cannot take care of myself and my family, so you owe me."
     
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    I only think he OWS me a refill of a script that HE prescribed me. Nothing MORE nothing LESS. If his time is TOO FUCKING valuable to spend 15 FUCKING SECONDS to send an authorization to my pharmacy then he has NO BUSINESS to practice medicine.......DO NO FUCKING HARM!!!
     
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    Why do you think you have the right to enslave another person to do your bidding against his will?
     
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    On certain meds only a 6 month prescription is allowed by federal law (DEA) without a physician visit.
    DR can wind up in prison if he violates that law.
    Not sure if this applies to you or not.
     
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    No he wants me in EVERY MONTH though he says that once I am "stabilized" he will not need to see me so often. DO NO FUCKING HARM!!!
     
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    If he refills your prescription without doing the clinically mandated evaluation beforehand, he could be guilty of malpractice. Many meds are toxic or otherwise harmful, some are addicting, some are ineffective and need to be replaced with something else. The doctor would be negligent if it is the standard medical practice to do an evaluation before writing a prescription and he ignores that. And no doctor worth his salt will take the patient's word that a potentially dangerous medication is helpful without doing at least a cursory evaluation to be sure it isn't harming more.
     
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