In my local newspaper this past Sunday was "An Open Letter to Local Physicians". This ad took up about 3/4 of the page, and challenged the doctors prescribing Oxycontin to stop. The argument is that it is "highly addictive" and the youngsters are getting their hands on them. The only difference, the writer said, between this drug and illegal drugs is the source - doctors. The writer was describing the current war on drugs, and wondered if this would pose a different type of war on drugs.
I absolutely went numb. Whatever happened to personal responsibility? WHY is it that the innocent people have to suffer for the transgressions of others? I know it's always been this way, but good grief! And, yes. It was signed by the author with his address...
Anyways, I just wanted to vent.