Oh, good grief.
Southern West Virginians have enough of a hard time already keeping a local economy going without county officials trying to shut down the corner drug store.
In Boone's case, the pharmacies smeared were Larry's Drive-in Pharmacy in Madison; Medicine Stop in Uneeda; Meds 2 Go, Meds to Go Express and Alum Creek Pharmacy, all in Alum Creek; and Trivillian's Pharmacy in Kanawha City.
Fortunately, both commissions reconsidered their votes within days and voted to rescind their legal action.
But damage was done to the reputations of these businesses. When presented with a valid prescription for alprazolam, diazepam or oxycodone, just what is a pharmacist supposed to do? Ignore it?
"We had a fact-based case," Cagle told Eric Eyre of the Gazette.
If so, the facts should be presented to a grand jury so that criminal charges can be made.
Otherwise, government should butt out.