This extraordinary interview with Richard Lawhern examines the current "opiate crisis" in a new light. The real crisis is what we are doing to patients by limiting or eliminating their prescribed pain medications. The new CDC policies are causing pain, suffering, the desperate resort to illegal drugs, and death. Lawhern's brilliant and honest analysis sheds light on how the CDC is a power-grabbing institution that is exceeding its legal power by issuing orders intended to control the prescribing of medications by American doctors. My own additional take on this: Never trust the CDC. When politicians and media tell you that the CDC stands for science and we must listen to their science, they are leading you down a treacherous path, much as they have also done with COVID-19. It's all about their power over us, not what is truly scientific, good for us, or consistent with individual freedom and the practice of medicine. A very important hour for everyone in America.