The use of pain medication for chronic pain is absolutely essential. For cancer patients, patients with life long disability, hospice patients, these meds are desperately needed. Why are we condemning an entire group of disabled, elderly, sick patients to a life of pain? Because a few drug addicts cannot stop abusing substances? Shouldn't your focus be on that vs condemning an entire population to a life of pain because others can't control themselves? Please. Don't let uthe majority suffer because of what a few addicts do. Please. You will be in an accident, or need surgery or be diagnosed with a painful lifelong condition and need these life saving medications. It's like banning guns because some kill with guns. You don't blame the gun. Don't blame the medication. Look at the benefits of having this medicine available. Please.