64B13-18.002: Formulary of Topical Ocular Pharmaceutical Agents
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of the amendment is to incorporate a new medication requested by the Florida Optometric Association, to which the TOPA Committee did not raise an objection, and to implement the Board’s determination that Azasite in the existing rule language is the brand name of the medication, not the chemically generic name, and its instruction that the amendment correct the name Azasite to Azithromycin.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Formulary of Topical Ocular Pharmaceutical Agents.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 463.005, 463.0055(2)(a) FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 463.0055 FS.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE NOTICED IN THE NEXT AVAILABLE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE WEEKLY.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Joe Baker, Jr., Executive Director, Board of Optometry, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C07, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3259
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS:
64B13-18.002 Formulary of Topical Ocular Pharmaceutical Agents.
The topical ocular pharmaceutical formulary consists of pharmaceutical agents which a certified optometrist is qualified to administer and prescribe in the practice of optometry pursuant to Section 463.0055(2)(a), F.S. The topical ocular pharmaceutical agents in the formulary include the following legend drugs alone or in combination in concentrations up to those specified, or any lesser concentration that is commercially available:
(1) through (3) No change.
(a) through (l) No change.
(m) Moxifloxacin – 0.5%;
(n) Sodium sulfacetamide – 10.0% (alone and in combination);
(o) Azithromycin – 1%; and
(p) Levofloxacin – 1.5%
(5) through (8) No change.
(a) Hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic Insert;
(b) Dapiprazole – 0.5%;
(c) Cyclosporine emulsion – 0.05%; and
(d) Polyvinyl pyrrolidone – drops 2.0%.
Specific Authority 463.005, 463.0055(2)(a) FS. Law Implemented 463.0055 FS. History–New 3-30-87, Amended 4-5-88, 5-7-90, Formerly 21-18.002, Amended 5-10-92, 1-29-93, Formerly 21Q-18.002, Amended 8-31-93, 7-30-94, Formerly 61F8-18.002, Amended 2-11-96, 4-21-96, 1-12-97, 6-8-97, Formerly 59V-18.002, Amended 6-15-00, 6-7-05, 6-10-06, 6-26-08,_________.