See, that's the way I would hope it would go. All of this oh-so-important-won't-someone-please- think-of-the-children type sensationalism is really just a flavour of the month. But it's an easy flavour of the month for the powers to be to jump on. It doesn't take me effort and the storylines are easily embellished.
However, I could easily see it going the other way, at least in the short term. I mean a situation where there are only a few underground labs operating and only offering a small list of goods. And with that, of course, would come a much larger pricetag.
I wouldn't want to see that happen but it doesn't seem too far fetched at this point.