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Hello,Thank you for the information and your question. I cannot give you legal advice, since the terms of this Site prohibit that since we cannot form an attorney-client relationship, however, I can discuss the law with you and provide you with links to those laws. What you described, with one doctor not knowing what the other doctor is prescribing a controlled substance to you, and receiving two prescriptions for the same controlled substance, is unlawful. You can see the laws that prohibit this at: http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/nycode/PBH/33/7/3397andhttp://w3.health.state.ny.us/dbspace/NYCRR10.nsf/11fb5c7998a73bcc852565a1004e9f87/8525652c00680c3e8525652c006f05bb?OpenDocumentThis could be charged as a felony, for every time this is done. In other words, each time is a separate count. So, it can be very serious. You should know now that there are reporting requirements for doctors and pharmacies and programs to pick up irregularities. So, you should consider that as you move forward. Please let me know if you need any clarification. I would be glad to try to assist you further if I can.
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