The above document has been removed from the DEA's website. Here is their explaination as to why it was removed:
In August 2004, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published on its
Office of Diversion Control Web site a document entitled "PRESCRIPTION PAIN
MEDICATIONS: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for Health Care
Professionals and Law Enforcement Personnel." The document contained
misstatements and has therefore been removed from the DEA Web site. DEA
wishes to emphasize that the document was not approved as an official
statement of the agency and did not and does not have the force and effect
DEA recognizes that the proper use of controlled substances in the
treatment of pain remains an extremely important issue. Accordingly, DEA
intends to address this matter in the future.
Click here to download from the AAPS website a PDF scan of the DEA document.
DEA Statement Regarding Withdrawn Document
American Academy of Pain Medicine's Letter to DEA Regarding DEA's FAQ and Interim Policy Statement - 12/31/2004