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---------Governor Deal expands access to emergency tool to parents to help fight opioid epidemic
December 14, 2016
Governor Deal signs Naloxone bill into law - expanding access to an emergency tool to parents to help fight opioid epidemic
April 18, 2017
The Georgia State Board of Pharmacy has adopted the following policy for pharmacies and pharmacists to follow during declared periods of emergency. Please use these policies as your guidelines to ensure that our citizens and the evacuees in our state receive their necessary medications:
Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Contact: Stacy Carson, Special Agent in Charge – Kingsland, GA
For Immediate Release August 1, 2016
In response to numerous inquiries about the proper labeling of prescriptions drugs, the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy has examined the issue in light of state law. O.C.G.A. Section 26-4-80(k) expressly provides:
Hydrocodone Combination Product (HCP) rescheduling C-III to C-II
Effective October 6, 2014
On June 1, 2010, DEA's Interim Final Rule titled "Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances" became effective.
As of April 24, 2014, Georgia practitioners were authorized to begin issuing prescriptions for Opioid Antagonists (Naloxone).
Beginning on Tuesday April 29, 2014 all drug products containing Tramadol are Schedule IV Controlled Substances in Georgia. This includes all single entity and combination Tramadol products. This scheduling action took place after Governor Deal signed House Bill 835, and the law took effect immediately.