One of the problems is that there are people on SSDI that get these free of charge and then sell them on the street for $5-10 a pop to supplement their income.
Are you saying that people in real pain should have to jump through extra hoops because of criminals?
Is that your idea of justice?
Users gotta use. Pushers gotta push. Why make it harder for those who are suffering and need the drug for their survival? An assumption here is that Dr. offices are convenient, easy to work with, organized, etc. Not so for everybody.