There are many drugs that are illegal, and they are not able to be in your possession or used by you without specific permissions from the government (clinical trials, for instance, or laboratory use). For example, heroin is illegal and has no known medical use in the United States. However, it used to be used to manage pain before it was discovered to be extremely addictive. As a result, people today may be prescribed pain medications in the form of opiates. That doesn't mean that heroin can be used or that it should be used by anyone since the risks are too high.
If you have followed the news of a teen accused of a fatal hit-and-run collision in Hartford, an update was released on Feb. 5. The teen's trial is coming up soon, during which he will be facing charges for the hit-and-run collision, which resulted in the victim suffering double amputations before her eventual death.