Doctor Cleared of Medical Malpractice in Drug OD

side note: Here is a type of case that I expect to become more prevalent in the future. As the United States battles an epidemic of prescription drug abuse, more medical malpractice claims against doctors prescribing (or over-prescribing) potent opiod pain medication are likely to be filed. How liable are doctors for patients that abuse opiod medications? Is it the physicians job to screen for abuse?

Editor’s Note: This article was originally found on the Chicago Tribune’s website….but it has been moved or deleted. We have found another copy on the Hartford Courant.

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