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Can a company tell me not to take my prescribed narcotics?

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What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Arizona

So the I work for for a large mining company and they have now decided that every job in the mine is a safety-sensitive position. They also deemed that all class of narcotics are prohibited with few exceptions meds for seizures or adhd etc. I along with a lot of other people have been put out on FMLA and told we can not return to work until we have a note from our doctor saying that all those medications have been suspended.

Now for me I am a disabled veteran that was hired on my class 3 medication and have no problems for the last 7 years while employed here. I know they can tell me not to take it while on the job or come to work while on it, but can they tell me I cannot take any schedule drugs as a term of employment?

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