I am all for helping addiction, but this is just penalizing those who need help even more. I am an advocate for pain patients and all I have seen with the bills going by is that it is wasting a lot of the money for this on a 10% problem we have. I would agree if we were to try to spend the money on addiction and to help people who need these medications due to their illness they have. I have syringomyelia. The need for pain medication is not dude to addiction, but to help the severe pain we do deal with. It is a travesty to see the govt try to override our rights as we speak. They put out the guidelines as a law. There is no other way to say this. It is becoming to be the law ,not just a guide. The doctors who want to help are being penalized as well as the pill mills. We need to shut down the mills and stop going after reputable doctors so they do not get jailed for doing their jobs. Period. I have a hard enough time with my illness, it is a rare one. This bill will be punitive if we pass it. It is horrible to take our rights away when we earned those rights.