Doctor Says Shutdown May Force Him To Turn Away Patients Addicted To Opioids

Doctor Says Shutdown May Force Him To Turn Away Patients Addicted To Opioids

In this photo illustration, bottles of the generic prescription pain medication buprenorphine are seen in a pharmacy on Feb. 4, 2014 in Boca Raton, Fla. The narcotic drug is used as an alternative to methadone to help addicts recovering from heroin use. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

BOCA RATON, FL – FEBRUARY 04: In this photo illustration, bottles of the generic prescription pain medication Buprenorphine are seen in a pharmacy on February 4, 2014 in Boca Raton, Florida. The narcotic drug is used as an alternative to Methadone to help addicts recovering from heroin use. (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)