Letter: Pill crackdown is good government

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To those who decry government controls, a good example of benevolent action can be found in the passage of recent legislation to control the distribution of prescription painkillers ["Unanimous yes for pain-pill tracking," News, June 12].

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Once again, government regulations were necessary to protect the public from the malfeasance of a few individuals.

Anthony J. Lauro, Cutchogue

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