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DEA does not prohibit a doctor from writing prescriptions for controlled substances that are medically necessary. The DEA regulations are not the issue there, the issue is the new FL laws which not only serve to regulate the prescription of controlled substances, but they actually track what a doctor writes and holds the doctor liable for improperly prescribing controlled substances and could lead to loss of a license to practice in FL.
You and your attorney are CORRECT and here is an article regarding the FL and Federal regulations on pain management prescribing: FL and Federal Precription Rules
If your employer is trying to make you prescribe outside of those rules and FL law, you need to consider filing a complaint with the FL Department of Health and also the medical board against the employer to protect yourself from any false complaints from the employer and let them investigate your employer. However, I would suggest you follow your attorney's recommendation and not improperly prescribe regardless of what your employer keeps saying.
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