With efforts underway to curtail the country's opioid addiction some doctors say a culture of fear has developed in the medical community: fear for patient safety and fear of being prosecuted by regulators.
Karen Shakerdge (@karenshakerdge) from WXXI in Rochester, New York, reports on a growing population of chronic pain patients who are already dependent on opioids and need to find new doctors willing to treat them.
This segment aired on June 19, 2018.
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- What about all the patients already on opioids?
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