Underprescription of drugs

Other Names:
Undermedication with painkillers

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.

Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST