Diversion Alerts

The content provided here is not to be used as probable cause nor is it to be used as the sole reason for refusing to fill or write a prescription. Healthcare professionals are expected to use professional judgment when dealing with all patients.

Prescriptions written for animals and diverted for human use. Pharmacists are reminded prescriptions written for animals may only be authorized by a licensed veterinarian in the usual course of professional practice. Prescriptions written for animals may not be diverted for use by a human for any reason. Any such act is a violation of Georgia law.

Promethazine with Codeine Fraudulent Prescriptions. Numerous Georgia law enforcement agencies and pharmacists have reported an increase in fraudulent prescriptions for promethazine with codeine liquid. The fraudulent prescriptions are sometimes written for unusually large quantities. Pharmacists are encouraged to verify any unusual prescription.