The government needs to saddle up and 'do something'.
Last I looked, Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, didn't authorize congress to do anything about drugs. Or medicine.
That's properly a State power under the police function of the State.
We just had a local 78 yo doctor plead to a 30 year sentence for over prescibing pain killers that killed 27 of his patients. 95 felony counts against him, his wife and 7 other of his associates.
Of the 30 years, he was to serve 10, but because of his “clean record”, he is only going to serve 2 years with 8 years on home detention.
“According to the probable cause affidavit filed in the case, the Wagoners clinic was known as the place to go if you wanted prescription drugs. Former patients and former employees both told I-Team 8 that the Wagoner clinics were cash and carry, where patients paid their bills in full of up to $400 a week before being handed a prescription to get narcotics like hydrocodone, Xanax and Oxycontin.
Some patients were prescribed up to 500 methadone or hydrocodone pills per month, according to the probable cause.
Wagoner originally faced 20 felony counts related to dealing narcotics or conspiracy to deal narcotics.”
See we agree on so much.
Can we just do away with some of these agencies??