I would love to see Bill Gates put some of his foundation money behind engineering a new and safer pill delivery system - especially in the context of pain killers.
From the CDC:
"Deaths from drug overdose have been rising steadily over the past two decades and have become the leading cause of injury death in the United States. Every day in the United States, 105 people die as a result of drug overdose, and another 6,748 are treated in emergency departments (ED) for the misuse or abuse of drugs. Nearly 9 out of 10 poisoning deaths are caused by drugs."