The government wants to stop prescription drug abuse by cracking down on doctors. But who do you trust more to manage your health care: Your doctor or a government bureaucrat? I know who I trust, and it ain’t the bureaucrat.
Prescription drug abuse is a problem and “candyman” doctors should be prosecuted. But intrusive government regulation of doctors will inevitably result in witch hunts against doctors and (more importantly) patients being denied the pain relief they need due to fear of government.