(1) This rule was
adopted to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Lidocaine
topical, 40 mg/gm. or less (4.0%) is deleted from Official Code of Georgia
Annotated (O.C.G.A.) §
This rule is based on the following
findings of the Board:
(a) that lidocaine
topical, 40 mg/gm. or less (4.0%) does not have a high potential for
(b) that the Board has
considered the scientific evidence of its pharmacological effects, the state of
current scientific knowledge regarding the drug, the history and current
pattern of abuse, the scope, duration, and significance of abuse, the potential
of the drug to produce psychic or physiological dependence liability;
that the drug is no longer
included as a prescription drug under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act,
U.S.C. Section 301
, et. seq., as
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original Rule filed as Emergency Rule
480-34-0.24-.08 entitled "Lidocaine" on May 14, 2015; effective May 13, 2015,
the date of adoption, to remain in effect for a period of 120 days or until the
effective date of a permanent Rule covering the same subject matter superseding
this Emergency Rule is adopted, as specified by the Agency.
Adopted: Permanent Rule of the same title. F.
Sep. 18, 2015; eff.
Oct. 8, 2015.