Lawyers control vast swathes of our law. Doctors are often their victims. Would it not make sense to break up that monopoly by training doctors in law?
Medical care is strangled through the bureaucracy of the politicians' creation and their business associates' involvement.
America does have an opioid "epidemic." Government forcing doctors to prescribe the addict's fix won't solve the problem.
It seems that after all, there is an association between heroin use and the prior use of certain drugs – wtih medically prescribed narcotics far down the list.