Problem

Underprescription of drugs

Other Names:
Undermedication with painkillers
Incidence:

Changes in pain management have led to a handful of lawsuits in the USA accusing doctors of undermedicating pain. One case is the first in the nation to charge a doctor with elder abuse for alleged undermedicating. The children of the 85-year-old who died of lung cancer, are suing his doctor for failing to prescribe enough painkillers to ease the torment of his final days.

Claim:

There is finally an understanding that the biggest drug problem we have is with the undertreatment of pain.

 

Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
09.04.2019 – 12:08 CEST