If hydrocodone is reclassified into other groups such as morphine, oxycontin, etc., people will hurt, getting a tooth pulled, slipped disks, all kinds of injuries. Capitalism being supply and demand, the gangs will win this one.
Heroin sales (that's what these drugs are made of) will skyrocket, prices will drop, then you will have thousands of heroin overdoses instead of 10 hydrocodone overdoes. It happened on a smaller scale when the laws were tightened.
Mark my words, heroin will be cheap, easy to get and people will accidentally overdose if they are in bad pain.
- Jim Alexanderson, Highland