DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Approval of Drugs Which May be Used by Certain Optometrists
[50 Pa.B. 4695]
[Saturday, September 12, 2020]
Under the Optometric Practice and Licensure Act (63 P.S. §§ 244.1—244.12), as amended by the act of December 16, 2002 (P.L. 1950, No. 225) (Act 225), the Secretary of Health (Secretary) has the authority to approve drugs for use in the ''practice of optometry'' as defined in Act 225. The State Board of Optometry, through the Secretary of State, sent the Secretary a letter on August 25, 2020, and requested that the Secretary approve the use of the following drug. Act 225 requires that the Secretary, within 90 days of receipt of the list of drugs, approve or disapprove for good cause each drug. The Secretary has found good cause to approve the use of the following drug in the practice of optometry:
Acyclovir Ophthalmic Ointment 3% (AvaclyrTM)
The approval of the use of this drug is effective upon publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
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RACHEL L. LEVINE, MD,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-1245. Filed for public inspection September 11, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]
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