It seems to happen to me every week or so. A patient was watching television and saw some advertisement, or the news and heard a brief piece about a drug, and decided, on the basis of ten words or less of questionable authority, to discontinue a medication. If he or she is lucky, there are no immediate repercussions, but there well may be. Do you think this is a problem? Do you have trouble understanding why someone would act that way? Well, here is commentary on a study which looked at the question, with me being given the final words in the article.