My elderly neighbor had all of her pain medication stolen by someone who was doing some yardwork and household chores for her. But since we are idiot nation and have decided to launch a multi-decade war on drugs that has achieved nothing other than clog our prisons and ruin more lives than the drugs themselves, she can’t simply get a new prescription from her doctor. Why? Because he is terrified of the DEA and the DOJ going after him for being a pill pusher. That isn’t an unreasonable fear on his part.
So, thanks to our stupid war on drugs, I get to drive this poor old woman, unmedicated for two days and in excruciating back pain, down bumpy curvy roads 20 miles away to the hospital, so we can waste an emergency room visit just so she can get some pain relief.