The pharma lobby, acting through Jack Abramoff as usual, is lobbying to have everything we ingest put on prescription. Coming soon: prescription requirements on aspirin, water, and air.
Yeppers...all the Big Nanny Government types, Republicans and Democrats alike, are loving how we slap prescription requirements on these things. Except for public health risks (such as overuse of antibiotics), there shouldn't be a prescription requirement. As supportive as I am of physicians, there's no reason people should have to shell out the cash to see a doc to get a prescription for many medications.