No where did I mean to imply that I was justifying the Feds doing this.
As you said, this is a state issue because people died from his over prescribing.
Along with 10 other medications I take daily, I currently have a prescription for Oxycodone, that fortunately I only need on occasion, so this affects me too
'One of the problems' is a justification statement.
You were trying to justify the federal rule (not even a law, and not passed by congress).