Opiates are dangerous to abuse, and those who care to can easily measure the body count associated with the new era of pain control (4). Once again, it’s not small…. and it’s far more the direct product of these campaigns than their architects are willing to admit *. To be fair, it is certain that human nature, human biology, and human avarice are the most important drivers of this problem; these initiatives simply made it worse. Dare I say that while no one ever died of pain, lots of people have died (in the past few years) from its treatment? Or at least in part as a consequence of these initiatives?