For those that are convinced they know everything about every law:
from the Department of Justice/DEA Title 21 United States Code (USC) Controlled Substances Act
I'm not sure to whom your remark about people who are "convinced they know everything about the law" is directed since I see nothing in this thread that suggests anyone claim to know everything about the law.
However, since you are apparently asserting that you know this federal statute penalizes persons for carrying their prescriptions in something other than the labeled container the pharmacy provided, would you kindly point out to me where it says that? I read the prohibited acts portion of the Act and found nothing of the sort. What section 844 of the Act states is this, in relevant part:
"Section 844. Penalty for Simple Possession
(a) Unlawful acts; penalties
It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to
possess a controlled substance unless such substance was obtained
directly, or pursuant to a valid prescription or order, from a
practitioner, while acting in the course of his professional practice,
or except as otherwise authorized by this subchapter or subchapter II of
this chapter. It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly or
intentionally to possess any list I chemical obtained pursuant to or
under authority of a registration issued to that person under section
823 of this title or section 958 of this title if that registration has
been revoked or suspended, if that registration has expired, or if the
registrant has ceased to do business in the manner contemplated by his
registration. It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly or
intentionally purchase at retail during a 30 day period more than 9
grams of ephedrine base, pseudoephedrine base, or phenylpropanolamine base in a
scheduled listed chemical product, except that, of such 9 grams, not
more than 7.5 grams may be imported by means of shipping through any
private or commercial carrier or the Postal Service."
The statute makes it illegal to possess the controlled substance if you do not have a prescription for it. Nothing in it that I can see, however, says that you must carry the drug in the original labeled container. It therefore seems to me that under federal the law the issue is simply one of evidence. If the FBI or DEA found you in possession of a controlled substance (and not all prescription drugs are controlled substances — a separate federal statute deals with non-controlled substance medications) the issue is whether you have a prescription for it. If the drug is not in the labeled container and the suspect has nothing else with him/her to show that he/she has a prescription, the agent may arrest you and leave it to you later to show the U.S. attorney or a jury that you had the prescription for it.
Similarly, the Texas Controlled Substances Act, Health and Safety Code chapter 481 makes a crime to possess the controlled substances listed in that Act except that for most controlled substances it is not a crime to possess the drug if "the person obtained the substance directly from or under a valid prescription or order of a practitioner acting in the course of practice." Again, no mention that the person must have it in a labeled container. Thus, like the federal statute, it seems to me that this is an issue of evidence.
Your NY citation was incomplete. NY statutes are divided into various codes, so a complete citation will have the name of the relevant code and the section, e.g. Penal Code § 135.25 is the crime of first degree kidnapping. I could not readily find the law you referenced, so if you can provide a complete citation I'll look at it.
Of the statutes you listed, only in the Connecticut statute do I see a clear requirement for the patient to carry the drug in the labeled container. Connecticut statute section 21a-257 states: "A person to whom or for whose use any narcotic drug has
been prescribed, sold or dispensed by a physician, dentist, pharmacist or other person
authorized under the provisions of section 21a-248, and the owner of any animal for
which any such drug has been prescribed, sold or dispensed may lawfully possess it
only in the container in which it was delivered to the recipient by the person selling or
dispensing the same except as may be authorized by regulations adopted hereunder." This law only applies to narcotic drugs, however, not to all prescription drugs.
Thus, there is at least one statute that requires carrying some drugs in the labeled container. There is no statute that I am aware of, however, that requires all prescription drugs to be in the labeled container.