If the DEA and whoever is influencing them doesn't stop the war on opioids there will be revolutionary increases in crime, violence, pain and misery.
Opiods are the cheapest bang for the buck that lower classes have. Lower classes have no representation protecting their interests. It must be driving some people nuts that multiple millions of poor people can function, provide for themselves and get relief from the cheapest drugs on the market. Anecdotally it is already getting crazy with violence and empirically heroin addiction is on the rise. All because poor people are easy targets with no representation.