So-called drug-related crime is in reality prohibition-related crime. Research and critical thinking quickly reveal the criminal nature of the drug war itself. Absent prohibition and the prohibition inflated the cost of doing illicit business. Those now trafficking wouldn't bother with trying to compete with your local drugstore for customer satisfaction.
It is in the best interest of the longsuffering, statute-plagued American people to become aware of who the real criminals are in the so-called "War on Drugs." De facto drug prohibition is the alpha precedent that continues to nullify constitutional restraint and paves the way for the state's utter domination of the individual.
How can an individual possibly pursue happiness when he or she is denied or simply cannot afford the cost involved in acquiring written permission to purchase the means to relieve his or her suffering? Even worse, how can an individual pursue happiness when he or she is experiencing the consequences of having been systematically poisoned.
Capitalizing on state- and media-generated opiophobia to justify its unlawful interference in the lawful practice of medicine, unnecessary government-inspired meddling in pain control is morally equivalent to inflicting the suffering. Interfering by threat or force with an innocent, and by inference, harmless individual's unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is a fundamentally criminal act.
Attempting to limit the intake of a substance by introducing a known toxin is an unlawful presumption of judicial power. Worse, adding Tylenol, a substance of well documented toxicity, for such an evil end is downright criminal. The issue should be addressed by lawsuits and an investigation by the Attorney General as well.
HYDROCODONE . . . The purpose of the non-controlled drugs in combination is often twofold: 1) to provide increased analgesia via drug synergy, and 2) to limit the intake of hydrocodone by causing unpleasant and often unsafe side effects at higher-than-prescribed doses. --Wikipedia
ACETAMINOPHEN (TYLENOL) . . . acute overdoses of paracetamol can cause potentially fatal liver damage , and, in rare individuals, a normal dose can do the same. The risk is heightened by alcohol consumption . Paracetamol toxicity is the foremost cause of acute liver failure in the Western world , and accounts for most drug overdoses in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand --Wikipedia
Why add Tylenol? Opioids are safe and effective analgesics that need no mixing with other substances to control pain. Contaminating an opioid with Tylenol is a potential violence committed against persons seeking relief from pain. It is in fact an assault on individuals seeking relief from life-squelching pain. The Constitution's "equal protection of the laws' clause demands that those responsible be brought to justice.
As the consequences of the drug war accumulate -- consequences that can include imprisonment and in some cases, collateral damage that includes the death of innocents -- the war on drugs surely has standing as an ongoing crime against humanity that merits a reaction based on the powerful precedent set by the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials. (There was also a lesser known but perhaps more interesting Trial of the Judges* that immediately followed the War Crimes Trials.)
*The movie "Judgment at Nuremberg" is a keeper and well worth studying. A then well-proportioned young William Shatner made a brief appearance in the film.