My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: NY
I have been seeing my Doctor for the last 2.5 years , I was originally prescribed 30mg of Oxycontin 6x a day . I have passed every drug test administered , I have never went to any other sites , or clinics to ask for additional medication . I have all the proper medical documentation with this doctor
Me and my doctor agreed that he would ween me down of this medication . Over the last 7 months i have been getting my dosage lowered properly and as agreed , i have also been using the same pharmacy to fill my script to keep within the law . As of last month i have been taken down to 3 30 mg x a day. 90 per month .
As of yesterday when i went to visit the doctor to renew my prescription The doctor informed me that he will no longer prescribe me the medication for my pain because " The DEA has been cracking down on doctors who prescribe Oxycodone, and he no longer wants to prescribe this to avoid any potential issues( im not sure if this is just directed towards me or to everyone in his practice)..." this was his reason there is no other reason which was given to me . I didn't break any of the rules which i signed to be under this program . I asked him to send me to a different doctor , he refused. I was also denied any medicine to help with the Withdrawal, is this legal ? Can the doctor abruptly stop my medication after being on it for more then 2 years because of the reasons he provided? Dont i as a patient have rights ? I followed all the rules , there has been a real attempt to reduce this medication to a point where my pain is manageable . But can he just stop for the reason he provided ?
What should i do ?